Is there a utility which offers the ability to utilize NTP to sync time on machine.

If so please point to man page or web site

Not sure where to get it, cause I've had these for a very long time. If you find out, please post for our records.

xntpd is generally considered to be a good solution. (BTW, its not an X application, despite the name)

See the NTP FAQ: http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~ntp/ntpfaq/NTP-a-faq.htm

[Edited by Neo on 01-19-2001 at 04:52 PM]

I use both XNTPD & NTPDATE. The one a user chooses depends on their requirements (server, client, etc.) NTPDATE is much easier to install, run from a cronfile, etc.

XNTPD is more comprehensive, but more to install and configure; by far more complete.

Selecting a utility depends on the application. If you want a simple way to sync with a NTP timeserver without too much thinking, use NTPDATE.

On the other hand, if you want to be more of an NTP-expert, dive into the details of the more comprehensive distros.