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Time Counts! Synchronize Your Clock

To help the CVS software better recognize and resolve conflicts (i.e. who wrote what, when), the CVS server computer needs to talk with client machines (your desktop computer) running an accurate, synchronized clock. With Internet access, it is possible to synchronize your computer's clock with one of many atomic-clock time servers around the world. You can learn more about the NTP protocol and how at works at this URL address: http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~ntp/

Free client software to keep your desktop computer in synch with a time-server is available from the same resource at this URL address: http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~ntp/software.html If you don't already use such a utility, you should select, install, and configure one that works with your operating system and type of network connection. Try using the Inter@ctivate server IP address as your time-server: 206.40.197.2. If the IP address for ICG fails, try using the one we set our server's clock from: clock.llnl.gov. The client software tends to be small and easy to configure. If possible, set up time-synchronizing system service, daemon, or program that automatically loads when you start your computer.


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