[lug] Clock Skew
jstarkey at ajstarkey.com
Thu Aug 10 20:48:59 MDT 2000
Ok, thanks a lot. I lived thru another one thanks to your help.
I'm going to compile now trying just the make config, not make config
menu. I love the adrenaline rush :}
On Fri, 11 Aug 2000 rm at mamma.varadinet.de wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 10, 2000 at 10:30:38PM -0400, John Starkey wrote:
> > Ralph thanks for replying. I still have your message concering the JAVA
> > but I haven't been able to get back to that level. Sorry for the delay.
> > I think you pinpointed the problem. Here's what happened in detail.
> > 1) I started building a new ruleset for my firewall based on the ipmasq
> > howto. And as usual I digressed. What I was doing originally was to fix my
> > routing problem. Anyway, something I did lost my mods for eth0 and eth1.
> > 2) I decided as my original message states that I'm tired of not knowing
> > the "innards" (to steal a slang from MD). So I went the Kernel compile
> > HOWTO. I did all the makes and a bzdisk. I got a little confused at that
> > point whether it was booting off the floppy. ( I did here the floppy
> > moving on boot, but hmmmm, I'm dumb :})
> > 3) On a reboot I went into CMOS and checked to see what it has (new
> > machine). The clock was ahead by _only two hours_. Now I'm not sure since
> > I booted via disk image whether the mod dates had been changed.
> > How often are they (the mod dates) changed (only on reboot, on an actual
> > root user modification of those files, or just on re-compiles?
> The file dates of the modules themself only when you modify (i.e.
> recompile them). The file dates of the source files are changed as
> soon as you modify the source (or the Makefile/.config file).
> > And is it only the kernel files?
> No, this is the same for any software project. Basically,
> the contents of the Makefile tells the make program which files
> depend on which other files.
> > I think this is why. I did the
> > find . | args touch
> > no should I recompile or should I leave it for now and only do a make
> > clean?
> I would recompile to make shure that everything is ok.
> > As a side-question/note. My eth0 is constantly blinking on the hub light.
> > Just before I noticed it I tried a ping to a name to check DNS. I wonder
> > if the ping is looping somehow (dumb question?? TTL doesn't change on hubs
> > right??).
> Have you sent it to the background ( 'ping &') ? Then this is the case.
> No, TTL shouldn't change on hubs ....
> > Thanks,
> > John
> > "the-guy-ain't-touchin-nothin-til-I-hear-from-someone-cuz-you-gus-have-got-to-be-tired-of-bailin-me-out"
> > Starkey :}
> Not at all, doing mail actually keps me awake ;-)
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