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

David Sullivan sully-usenet at stargazy.org
Mon Jan 19 13:15:09 UTC 2004

ephesys at myexcel.com (Isaac Grover) wrote in message news:<400a1bf4.2247822 at news.centennialpr.net>...
> On Sat, 17 Jan 2004 13:54:34 -0800, "David Schwartz" <davids at webmaster.com>
> wrote:
> >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?
> Nope, gibson itself is online two hours a day in the evening while I do online
> activities with my client machine, milk.  The only way milk and my other client
> machines can get to the 'net is through gibson, which connects via dialup upon
> my command.  Power is not an issue in my neck of the woods.

It might be worth taking a looking at chrony:


It's original purpose was to try and keep time on machines connected
very intermittently over dialup and switched off for large amounts of
time, I've not used it myself but it might be useful for what you want
to do.


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