On Tuesday 16 March 2004, olearypj at rte.ie wrote:
>I've just finished installing Smoothwall on an old P11 pc & was wondering if
>there was a way of using it as an ntp server also for the clients, or would
Smoothwall out of the box is only an NTP client, not a server. You'd have to
run an NTP server on the smoothwall box to do that. That will entail compiling
up NTP to run on the smoothwall. And then you won't have the NTP server
integrated into the Smoothwall GUI, at least not withouyt significant extra
>be a better idea to have each client access an external ntp server as it
Well, in the absolute it's "better" to have a local time server. But for 'doze
clients, if you only want to sync at boot (and they'll be booting often enough
that that won't matter for time accuracy) that may be the path of least
>I can get Eircom to fix the line so it passes whatever test it has failed.
Sorry, but that's not how the world works. The line has failed, either because
you're absolutley too far from the exchange, or there's some dodgy cable on
the way to you or whatever. Eircom won't fix it, I'm sorry to tell you.
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