[ntp:questions] Red Hat vote for chrony

William Unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Fri Dec 5 00:00:20 UTC 2014


On 2014-12-04, David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid> wrote:
> I've been reading the migration guidance document for RHEL 7 and it 
> seems that Chrony has replaced ntpd as their default NTP based time 
> synchonisation package. 
><https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/pdf/Migration_Planning_Guide/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux-7-Migration_Planning_Guide-en-US.pdf>
>
> They quote a list of benefits, but I think that is just quoting the 
> upstream claims, and it took them a long time to disable the local 
> clock, so they are not exactly experts.

Actually Miroslav Lichvar IS an expert. He is the chrony maintainer, has
done a lot of testing comparing chrony to ntpd ( which showed that
chrony controlled the clock a factor of 2 to 20 times better than ntpd
did), and is with Redhat. 





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