[ntp:questions] Re: Mother Of All Clocks

Marc Brett marc at fordson.demon.co.uk
Mon Mar 28 16:44:32 UTC 2005

On 26 Mar 2005 14:47:12 -0800, hg at heiko-gerstung.de (Heiko Gerstung) wrote:

>It is simply necessary for
>them to ensure that all their networks (which are physically separated
>due to security reasons) including all database servers, workstations
>and routers are running with the same time coming from the same clock.
>That's why they need this thing.

Well, they're physically connected now(!)  This NTP server would make a very
tempting target for attack if the bad hats wanted to interconnect the various
networks.  Let's hope they don't get in via ntp-4.20a.

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