[ntp:questions] ntpd, boot time, and hot plugging

Kenneth Porter shiva.blacklist at sewingwitch.com
Wed Feb 2 14:48:02 UTC 2005

There's been some discussion on the Fedora-devel list about ways to speed 
up booting for workstations. One of the things that slows down the boot 
process is waiting for an initial network time sync. I'd like to solicit 
opinions on how to organize the interaction between ntpd, the OS, the boot 
scripts, the network interfaces (which may come and go; think mobile 
devices), and possible hot-plugged local time sources. There was also 
discussion a few months ago about getting NTP server addresses from DHCP, 
so that should be considered.

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