>From: Unidata Support <address@hidden> >Organization: UCAR/Unidata >Keywords: 200312020023.hB20N4p2027742 IDD LDM Linux GEMPAK Hi Mai, I noticed that the clock on met_research3 is not being set. Is seems likely that the crontab entry that runs ntpdate or the time server that you are trying to use is invalid. As a reminder, here is a piece of an exchange we had back on March 31: 1) I've set the clock to timeserver.unidata.ucar.edu. 0,15,30,45 * * * * /usr/sbin/ntpdate timeserver > /dev/null I've put your suggested line in file 'crontab'. Even though there is a doubt. Your numbers are separated by commas whereas the other entries in the file were separated by spaces. So i'm not very sure that it will synchronize properly. But the time is changed now. I just checked and see that timeserver.unidata.ucar.edu is resolved with no problems on met_research: address@hidden ~]$ nslookup timeserver.unidata.ucar.edu Note: nslookup is deprecated and may be removed from future releases. Consider using the `dig' or `host' programs instead. Run nslookup with the `-sil[ent]' option to prevent this message from appearing. Server: 184.108.40.206 Address: 220.127.116.11#53 Non-authoritative answer: Name: timeserver.unidata.ucar.edu Address: 18.104.22.168 So, you should be able to still use timeserver.unidata.ucar.edu as a time server. It would probably be better to use a time server closer to home/in your facility. The only reason that we care about your systems's clock is reliable delivery of data through the LDM/IDD is based on having accurate clocks. If a receiver's or sender's clock gets too far off, then the logic for getting real time data no longer holds. Cheers, Tom -- NOTE: All email exchanges with Unidata User Support are recorded in the Unidata inquiry tracking system and then made publically available through the web. If you do not want to have your interactions made available in this way, you must let us know in each email you send to us.
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