[ntp:questions] Using ntpdate -b SERVER shortly after SERVER boots

Richard B. gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Feb 13 16:29:26 UTC 2007


Brian Garrett wrote:
> "Richard B. gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:45D13610.2020705 at comcast.net...
> 
>>Donald Murray, P.Eng. wrote:
>>
>>>On 10 Feb 2007 02:16:02 GMT, Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
>>
> wrote:
> 
>>>>On 2007-02-08, Donald Murray, P.Eng. <donaldm314 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>How quickly can an isolated ntp server respond to 'ntpdate' queries
>>>>>after the server starts?
>>>>
>><snip>
>>
>>>I bet this sounds pretty awful to most of you. It sounds kind of awful
>>>to me as well.
>>>
>>>Thanks for your suggestions. I appreciate everyone taking the time to
>>
> respond.
> 
>>>Do I get a prize for most inappropriate use of ntp?  ;-)
>>
>>
>>You have NO IDEA how fierce the competition for that prize is!!!!!
>>
>>
> 
> I always assumed it was a dead heat between Netgear and D-Link :)
> 
> Brian
> 
> 

I don't know about a "dead heat" but there's no doubt in my mind that 
it's fierce competition.  The people trying to us NTP to "synchronize 
clocks to each other" without reference to UTC can be found under any rock!




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