Time Problem in 5.0

Wade Majors wade at ezri.org
Fri Apr 25 21:54:58 PDT 2003

Bill Moran wrote:
> ntpdate takes a single server and syncs the time with it.  If that server
> is having difficulty of the sort that makes it's time unreliable, ntpdate
> has no way of knowing that and could sync your time to something totally
> ridiculous (such as 12:00 AM 1970).

This isn't entirelly accurate, as ntpdate can take more than one server 
as an argument, and will throw out one that is off signifigantly (same 
as the full blown candidate system in ntpd).

ntpdate still serves a purpose during bootup, even if it's functionaly 
has been incorperated into the daemon.


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