Modes are not a user replaceable part.
rdate will set your system clock at a given instant but will not affect
your clock's long-term drift. ntpd, on the other hand, will reign in
your clock's long-term drift.
Please take a look at http://www.yqcomputer.com/
you'll find a short guide to getting ntpd configured.
ntpd is intended to be synchronized to a source of time: either a local
ref-clock (not the hardware clock) or a remote time server.
An ntpd will not serve time to others until it is synced.
ntpd is both a client and a server.
The 'server ...' line is one of the ways that you specify the time
sources your ntpd will listen to.
By default, ntpd will serve time to others without any special
The Official documentation for the Reference Implementation of NTP
is currently distributed only as HTML. Manpages, or other forms of
documentation, are maintained by third parties.
Please take a look at the GettingStarted guide mentioned above.
Steve Kostecke < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
NTP Public Services Project - http://www.yqcomputer.com/