[ntp:questions] Re: why is it so important that your servers all have the same notion of time?

Terje Mathisen terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com
Mon Dec 13 07:52:30 UTC 2004

Folkert van Heusden wrote:
> Ah yes ok, but that's already the situation: all computers overthere are
> synced so they have all the same notion of time. But what would be the
> advantage of them all also having the same notion of time compared to the
> rest of the world?

Mainly making it _much_ easier to compare said timestamps with wall 
clock time, both for post-crash analysis ('did that machine go down 
before the stated 20 minutes of battery-backup failover?'), and because 
it makes it much easier to verify that they actually are OK.


- <Terje.Mathisen at hda.hydro.com>
"almost all programming can be viewed as an exercise in caching"

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