[ntp:questions] Which version of Linux works best?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed Mar 10 23:29:34 UTC 2010

Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Mar 10, 2010, at 1:05 PM, John Hasler wrote:
>>> I gather that crony is intended for machines with infrequent network
>>> connections.
>> That was one of the goals when it was first developed ten years ago.  It
>> has gone far beyond that now.
> OK.
>>> I can't imagine trying to run it for a permanently networked stratum-1 timesource.
>> Why?
> I've seen monitoring data from the NTP pool project for people using other NTP implementations, and they don't seem to be nearly as reliable timesources as the original ntpd implementation.  It's not just my opinion:
>   http://www.pool.ntp.org/en/join/configuration.html
> "Use the standard ntpd
> We are all for software diversity, but a significant percentage of the "it's not working" questions that come in are for software other than ntpd.  You can use the pool with any program speaking NTP, but if you are going to join the pool we recommend you use ntpd."
> Can you give me a pointer to some IPs in the NTP pool using crony, so we can check their scores at http://www.pool.ntp.org/scores/IP ...?
> Regards,

I believe that the servers in the NTP pool are ALL using NTPD.  Chrony 
is an entirely separate product unrelated to NTPD except for the fact 
that it does something vaguely similar.

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