[ntp:questions] Wrong time after changing hardware

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Jul 24 15:05:14 UTC 2007

David L. Mills wrote:
> Richard,
> It has been the case for the life of the distribution that, if you don't 
> specify a frequency file, it will never be written. In any case, the 
> frequency file has no date or time information.

Many operating systems seem to maintain some metadata for each file. 
This may, and often does, include the creation date-time and/or the 
modification date-time.  If such metadata is available, ntpd could make 
use of it to ensure that stale frequency data is not used or, if it is 
used, is taken with a grain or two of salt!

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