[ntp:questions] ntpdate.c unsafe buffer write

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Tue Feb 12 17:06:00 UTC 2008

David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> writes:

>Harlan Stenn wrote:
>> For the general use case (LAN and/or WAN and/or jerky path) ntpd behaves
>> well.

>We are talking typical rather than general cases.  In the typical case, 
>1ms after 1 second is a reasonable expectation on a WAN, especially when 
>a site is restarting, e.g. after a power failure, or a home system 
>switching on, and, therefore, the network load is low.

I think you go t your units mixed up. computer A goes down for three days
due to an avalanch cutting the power. It takes a lot longer than one second
to resync that computer. A few hours is more like it. 
If you mean, I shut down ntp and restart it immediately , then 1ms in 1
minute is reasonable ( you cannot have made enough measurements in 1 sec to
even know if it is accurate.)

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