[ntp:questions] drift value very large and very unstable

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Wed Mar 12 08:50:06 UTC 2008

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:

> Anybody who runs a "packaged" configuration deserves whatever happens to 
> him.  Windows comes configured to use time.windows.com.  AFAIK that's 

Most people run packaged systems these days. When they go wrong, they 
will not RTFM, or ask the packager.  They come here, instead.  It's part 
of the modern, instant gratification, culture.

Note that packaging can still leave the choice of servers to the user, 
but the user will normally just substitute the things that he 
understands, like server names, and leave the rest untouched, even if it 
is a one size fits all configuration that is poor for almost all users. 
  Users will not analyze how the file works.

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