Request NTP

New features which should be implemented in Porteus Kiosk Edition and the kiosk wizard.
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feist
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Request NTP

Post#1 by feist » 27 Jul 2014, 07:24

I have not been able to get NTP working successfully after many days of trying. I am using the instructions found here:
viewtopic.php?f=127&t=3289

Would it be possible to inlcude NTP support in the next update?

Thanks

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Re: Request NTP

Post#2 by fanthom » 28 Jul 2014, 06:00

this is not a full solution but i have implemented something similar in the kiosk 'automatic updates' channel just yesterday:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/changelog-auto ... tml#140727
so it will be included in next full release as well (3.2 final is planned on 6th of Dec to stay in sync with desktop editon).

when user enable some timezone in the wizard then 'ntpdate pool.ntp.org' is run during boot (once internet connection is set) which does sync hw clock with remote one.
tested and works beautifully.

ntpdate is 40KB only (full ntp package 1.5MB) and should work for 99% of kiosk users. if it's not sufficient for you and you need full ntp package (with nptd daemon and such) then please call me through 'Customized Builds' and i'll prepare it for you for the price you set yourself. basically for a promise of making a donation to the project.
(kiosk donation are doing really poor: http://porteus-kiosk.org/donate.html#donations-total unlike customized builds)

thanks
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