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Re: Resetting Time from Network.
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 90 12:48 PST
From: email@example.com (Stephen Nicoud)
When I reboot, Genera comes up with the wrong time (it's off by about 10
minutes). I can reset the time using the 'Set Time' command. If I then
do '(time:initialize-timebase)' it goes out to the network and resets
the clock to a bogus time. Repeated calls to (time:initialize-timebase)
varies the time +- 7 minutes or so on each attempt.
How can I identify the culprit(s)?
Try evaluating (net:print-host-times) ; it will give you the time on each
machine on the net your host thinks provides time service. The output is
interesting (it uses the entire internet :-), and breaks after a while. But
the first several numbers are your local machines which are probably all
that's interesting anyway (alternatively, pass hosts as arguments to the fn;
you can query your namespace to find all local hosts that supply the :time
service, and then print their times; it's unlikely you're getting the bogus
time off your own net.
Is there a way to restrict time
requests to specified "time servers"?
You could patch net:get-time-from-network, but that may be overkill.
You're probably better off taking it apart and trying to figure out where
the bogus time is coming from.
I removed the TIME service from
all but a couple of hosts and I made sure those hosts had the correct
time. That didn't yield any results.
Hope this helps (a little, anyway :-).