[arch-general] Leap seconds ntp and chrony?

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 19:37:22 EDT 2012

On 02-07-2012 23:58, Kevin Chadwick wrote:
>>> My setup was with dcron and ntp.
>> Considering servers don't get chance to run the RTC battery down. I've
>> never understood why everyone uses NTP which is an unneeded
>> security risk anyway (OpenBSDs ain't bad). Do we think, in 1938-1945 men
>> couldn't synchronise watches without NTP? Saves checking I suppose but
>> that's it or does it?
> I accept there are some dodgy RTCs or perhaps old unreliable ones but
> do you run NTP or replace the server?

I'm not sure that the RTC, even in servers, is made to be very stable
with temperature changes and aging, it sure isn't for consumer hardware.

Google does run ntp on their network to keep all the machines in sync,
otherwise stuff stops working, so i guess ntp is not that evil or at
least it has its uses.

Mauro Santos

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