[ntp:questions] Re: NTP seems unsuitable for this application... what do you think?
sealj at indy.raytheon.com
Thu Dec 2 14:48:50 UTC 2004
Heiko Gerstung wrote:
> "ntpdate" would eliminate the need to let your users enter this
> "wristwatch time" and setup the correct date.
No, because the the user is the only source for date. GPS doesn't
supply date, and the probably-dead processor clocks can't be relied on
to remember the correct date. There is no time/date source that can be
left on, because the whole system is powered by generators that run only
when the system is needed (that's also why the clock batteries run down
Thank you for your help.
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