|peerce||ok. yum install system-config-date gets you a commandline/gui tool to set date/time/timezones|
|DocHolliday||peerce, maybe i|
will just have it sync with hwclock?
|peerce||ok, that just sets the timezone, I guess.|
hwclock is -so- inaccurate :D
yum install ntp && chkconfig ntp on <- that installs and enables the ntpd server... then vi /etc/ntp.conf, setup the timezone servers appropraite to your ISP and network location (ask the ISP which to use), then service ntp start
|peerce||acutally, I guess centos 4 has reasonable default services, you don't ened to edit the file, it goes to the public pool|
er, time servers. just do the rest of that (yum install ntp && chkconfig ntp on && service ntp start
wait about an hour for it to establish sync, then `ntptrace` will show how its synched
for instance, one of my servers reports... freeradio.com: stratum 2, offset 0.002013, synch distance 0.078014
that means its within .002 seconds of the reference clock
the line showing stratum 1 says its using GPS time as its reference.
|KuJaX||What is the command to get the MAC address of my CentOS Linux box?|
will show that for all interfaces, along with some other stuff.
a 'box' can have multiple MAC's, one per network interface
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:06:5B:F6:42:4E
the HWaddr there is the MAC