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Bug 87962 - Redhat 9 redhat-config-date only allows 1 step-ticker
Summary: Redhat 9 redhat-config-date only allows 1 step-ticker
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-date
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-04-04 00:22 UTC by lindahl
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-05-20 16:02:42 UTC

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Description lindahl 2003-04-04 00:22:16 UTC
Description of problem:

In both Redhat 8 and 9, if I have 2+ lines in /etc/ntp/step-tickers and run
redhat-config-date, after exiting /etc/ntp/step-tickers will only have 1 server
listed. This is annoying for us laptop people who want 1 step-ticker for home
and 1 for work...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit /etc/ntp/step-tickers, add additional servers
2. Right click on clock, pick Adjust Time & Date
3. Pick a server off the list
4. Click OK.
5. After it says "contacting NTP server", click OK.
6. Note that /etc/ntp/step-tickers now has only 1 line in it
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-05-20 16:02:42 UTC
The tool is only designed to configure one NTP server.  It's designed to be a
really easy way for people to specify an time server without getting into the
details of NTP, so there are many NTP capabilities that redhat-config-date
doesn't allow the user to do in the interface.

If you really need to configure multiple servers, I would suggest configuring
the config files by hand and not using redhat-config-date.  

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