[ntp:questions] Surplus Alpha as timeserver?

Bjorn Gabrielsson bg at lysator.liu.se
Sat Mar 26 09:56:59 UTC 2005


Brad Knowles <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> writes:

> At 10:23 PM +0000 2005-03-25, Bjorn Gabrielsson wrote:
> 
> >  Whats the general opinion. Should a public server be running nano
> >  kernal? or is that an overkill?
> 
> 	I'm curious.  I am reasonably familiar with the kernel
> architecture of *BSD, and I'm pretty sure I have the basic knowledge
> of how the Linux kernel architecture is laid out.  None of these
> involve micro or nano kernels.

Maybe my wording was as bad as the spelling. It is the NTP kernel
discipline I was trying to refer to.

        http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/kern.html
 
> 	What are you thinking of, and how do you think that this will
> help the security situation?

I do not know if it helps security, but it _does_ limit the OS
alternatives. 

-- Björn



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