Accurate time without a network connection?

David Kelly dkelly at
Wed Apr 23 09:14:40 PDT 2003

On Wed, Apr 23, 2003 at 05:58:47PM +0900, Joel Rees wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 03:26:19PM -0400, Charles Swiger wrote:
> > 
> > As for exactly what time the systems have, it doesn't much matter as
> > long as they all have the same time.
> If you're serious about it not mattering exactly what time they have,
> what's the problem with letting one machine be the time server, letting
> it tune itself and then free run, and syncing all the rest to the
> slightly-off-time-server?

Because the other systems do not have a link to the first.

I could sync them all to a common source they could *hear* but the
customer won't allow them to *talk* to anything.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
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