[ntp:questions] NTP and LAPTOPS ....Careful!
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Wed Nov 24 17:21:12 UTC 2004
At 5:17 AM +1300 2004-11-25, Parker Jones wrote:
> I think a warning about laptops should be included in the FAQ(*), and it
> would be a nice touch to have a warning when the service is about to be
> started for the first time.
I searched in the FAQ myself, and also didn't find anything.
> Also, if the BIOS can be queried to
> established whether processor speed is set to fixed or variable then
> this could be used by ntp to block the service.
Keep in mind that the code for ntpd has to support something like
25 different OS/platform combinations. We should add this to the
wishlist, but we should also keep in mind that it may take a long
time to find out what code is used to detect this sort of thing on
many platform/OS combinations.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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