[ntp:questions] another question
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Nov 4 22:23:50 UTC 2004
At 1:26 PM +0100 2004-11-04, Folkert van Heusden wrote:
> Yes, but what I mean is: what are the odds that a pc becomes a falseticker
The nature of ntpd is that it will sync to an upstream server and
distribute that time down to its clients, and the only way that
particular machine could become a falseticker is to either sync to an
upstream time server that is a falseticker, or to lose contact with
all upstream time servers so that the only server defined for it is a
local undisciplined clock.
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