We have about 20 novell netware servers, one of these servers is the configured as single timeserver and all the others are configured secondary. I am getting complaints that the time is a few minutes fast, the single server is using its own hardware clock.

I am thinking of letting the single server get his time from the internet. What should I do to enable this? My plan was setting the timesync time source to an ntp source on the internet and then do a "set timesync restart flag = on" on that server. I read in the docs that it isn't a good idea to set the time backward, and that is scearing me off a little...

Is this the way to go or am I overlooking something here?

We use:
Novell Netware 6.5 SP4a on all servers

Egbert Kappert
Network Engineer CVO Groep the Netherlands