[ntp:questions] Re: sntp hangs if network not available

Hal Murray hmurray at suespammers.org
Wed Nov 30 21:22:26 UTC 2005

>You can get the time to within 32 years from the timestamp on the drift file
>or even using a timestamp from a filesystems or a timestamp stored in a file

If all else fails, part of the startup script could smash it to 2000.

That might even be better than setting it from a file system time stamp.
Bogus timestamps in log files would be easy to spot.

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