[ntp:questions] deprecated NTPDATE on client

Per Jessen per at computer.org
Mon Apr 2 13:17:18 UTC 2007


> What do you think ?
> I thought to use ntpdate so in this way I have no installed service,
> CPU load is more free and I have no attack risks from other machines
> (I hope !).

I really think you might as well run ntpd.  

Yes, you have an installed service.
No, there's hardly any noticeable extra CPU load
No, there's no increased risk of attack or penetration.

In my opinion, your elaborate scheme of running ntpdate here and there
is far more work and far more convoluted. 

/Per Jessen, Zürich

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