[ntp:questions] Re: Is compression of the NTP negotiation possible?

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Sat Jan 17 21:54:34 UTC 2004

"Hal Murray" <hmurray at suespammers.org> wrote in message 
news:100hvgpa065p0ce at corp.supernews.com...

> [connected via dialup 2 hours out of 24]

>>    You probably don't want to use 'ntp'. It's not really designed for 
>> this
>>type of application. You could just run 'ntpdate' right after you connect.

> I agree, but what would you do if you had those constraints
> and wanted to run a ntp like program?

    I remember there being tools that do just this. They do a time update 
from a server when you run them, compute the drift, and do a one-time 
adjustment of the kernel's time rate.

    Is this machine on most of the time and just not reachable over the net? 
Or does the power go on and off?


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