[ntp:questions] Using ntpdate -b SERVER shortly after SERVER boots

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Thu Feb 15 03:54:38 UTC 2007

Richard B. gilbert wrote:
> Donald Murray, P.Eng. wrote:
>> On 10 Feb 2007 02:16:02 GMT, Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org> wrote:
>>> On 2007-02-08, Donald Murray, P.Eng. <donaldm314 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> How quickly can an isolated ntp server respond to 'ntpdate' queries
>>>> after the server starts?
> <snip>
>> I bet this sounds pretty awful to most of you. It sounds kind of awful
>> to me as well.
>> Thanks for your suggestions. I appreciate everyone taking the time to respond.
>> Do I get a prize for most inappropriate use of ntp?  ;-)
> You have NO IDEA how fierce the competition for that prize is!!!!!
> I don't think we've seen anybody trying to NTP to drive nails or fix a 
> dripping faucet but sooner or later we'll get those too.

Well using it as a thermometer is one of the more interesting usages...


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