[ntp:questions] ntpdate.c unsafe buffer write

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Mon Feb 11 07:38:53 UTC 2008

Serge Bets wrote:

> Only 256 seconds maximum, because the kind of slew (singleshot)
> initiated by ntpd -q comes *above* the usual frequency correction
> already annihiliating the motherboard error.

That assumes the use of the kernel time discipline, alhtough if you 
don't have that, it is even more important to use ntpdate -b, if you 
want fast phase convergence, as the time won't drift much between the 
initial set and the start of ntpd.

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