[Tizen Application-dev] Tizen developer device : setting the clock over the network

Leibowitz, Michael michael.leibowitz at intel.com
Wed May 16 16:40:37 GMT 2012

On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 9:33 AM, Ken Harris <kjh at hokulea.org> wrote:
> I wanted to set the clock on the Tizen developer device over the
> network.  I looked for an NTP client in busybox, but it doesn't seem
> to be enabled.  However, there is "rdate" in busybox (but no symlink).

Connman has an NTP client within it.  If the DCHP server advertises an
NTP server or NTP broadcast is enabled, IIRC, connman should correctly
set the clock.


> I enabled an rdate server on a Linux machine on my LAN :
> 1. edit /etc/xinetd.d/time-dgram and /etc/xinetd.d/time-stream and set
> "disable = no"
> 2. restart xinetd
> To set the clock:
> 1. Log in to the Tizen developer device (via "sdb shell", telnet, etc)
> 2. invoke "busybox rdate host" (where "host" is the host with the
> rdate server running).
> It would be nice to have an NTP client.  Either the one built into
> busybox, or "Chrony" ( http://chrony.tuxfamily.org/ ), which is
> allegedly better for machines with intermittent network connections.
> Cheers,
> Ken
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Michael Leibowitz

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