[App_rpt-users] setting time

George Csahanin george at dyb.com
Mon Dec 27 12:44:25 EST 2010

Ken, what I do is use ntpdate to set time, and fire it off by cron...

40 0,4,8,12,16,20 * * * /usr/sbin/ntpdate (my time server)

also tried netdate in place of ntpdate, though not on the ACID distro.


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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 11:55:48 -0500
From: "Ken" <ke2n at cs.com>
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Subject: [App_rpt-users] astdn.sh from crontab
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I would like to sync the clock of my node every once in a while (like once a

To do this I am using:

ntpd -q

I found that this kills one of my fobs (stops updating)

So - I thought that I would just stop asterisk, do the time sync and start
Asterisk  again.

I run this script from crontab


/usr/sbin/ntpd -q


But when it gets to line 6 of astdn.sh  (service asterisk stop) it throws an
error and does not really stop Asterisk. So it kills the fob.

I am thinking this error has something to with the environment that crontab
runs things in . how to fix?



George J Csahanin
Cedar Park, TX 

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