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

Kenneth Porter shiva.blacklist at sewingwitch.com
Wed Feb 2 17:58:34 UTC 2005


Brad Knowles <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> wrote in 
news:mailman.8.1107364517.583.questions at lists.ntp.isc.org:

>      Please note that ntpdate is being deprecated for a reason.  It 
> does *not* give you good time sync.  Moreover, it does not *keep* the 
> server in good time sync.

Can you point me to anything that talks about what "good" means here, and 
how good is good enough? Does the average web/mail server need sub-
millisecond accuracy? It can still benefit from regular corrections. What 
are typical application requirements for time quality?



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