NTP, the Network Time Protocol, is used to keep the computers clock synchronize. It provides the ability to sync the local clock to remote NTP servers and can act as NTP server itself, redistributing the local clock.

This is an alternative implementation of the NTP software made by the OpenBSD project.

It only implements a subset of the NTP protocol and does not adjust the rate of the clock. Alternatives packages are ntp and chrony.

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XeN [d]
no points *

I installed it but it doesn't sync after 2 hours. How long does it take to sync the clock?

EDIT: Now it works. I had to edit '/etc/default/openntpd' so that it syncs when the offset is more than 180sec from realtime.

noetus
no points

WIth this daemon in the background all the time, how much extra battery drain will this app cause?

kimitake [d]
1 point

I'm running this daemon to test, and it seems that battery life time is not different from before. Actually it requires network connection (via wifi) to sync time and it tries to do periodically, but I modified this logic from the original to extend the interval time, and it runs well on N900 and I think it works well on N9 also.

Mikael [d]
1 point

What use there is for this software? Isn't the clock on N9 automatically synchronized?

kimitake [d]
3 points

N9 can sync time automatically with carrier's signal but if you don't use SIM card or if you cannot sync such carrier's signal for some reason, this app works fine.

talmuth
no points

Why it's not syncing? After i've noticed 4mins delta I've synced it manually in terminal (PR 1.2)

Mikael [d]
no points

Ok, thanks for the explanation!