[ntp:questions] VMWare as a NTP server

Jan Ceuleers jan.ceuleers at computer.org
Tue Jun 2 10:32:57 UTC 2015

On 01/06/15 14:45, Louis Demers wrote:
> Hello,
> What is your opinion about using a VM as NTP server?

Don't do it if you need accuracy. If you can't run ntpd on the bare
metal (e.g. for security reasons, or because the platform doesn't
support it) and if you can't justify dedicating a small box to ntpd then
I assume that accuracy won't be a significant factor for you.

ntpd will probably still work when run in a VM, but the stability of the
clock (and therefore the accuracy of the time served) will be far worse
than running ntpd on the bare metal of the same machine.


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