[ntp:questions] NTP Sync Problem

dhottinger at harrisonburg.k12.va.us dhottinger at harrisonburg.k12.va.us
Mon Mar 12 21:32:53 UTC 2007

Quoting Ryan Malayter <malayter at gmail.com>:

> On Mar 12, 3:52 am, Uwe Klein <uwe_klein_habertw... at t-online.de>
> wrote:
>> You do not get that kind of endurance out of newer hardware. NADA, never.
> Well, that's sort of hard to disprove, because newer hardware hasn't
> had time to run as long. But I do have several white-box 450 MHz PCs
> from 1999 in my organization that run XP just fine, no new hardware
> required. That's 7+ years without a whimper. Of course they were
> loaded top-of-theline machines back then.
> If anything, my experience is that newer hardware is *more* reliable
> than 1990s era hardware. I remember replacing NICs, RAM sticks, HDs,
> and even Mobos all the time back when I worked the help desk in 1996.
> These days, our help desk guys have to do a hardware level repair
> about once a month (with a similar user population).
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This conversation reminds me of my grandfather talking about how great  
his Model A coupe was.  With the 2 clutch pedals (one for reverse) and  
the 4 cycl. engine, running on the paved brick streets of Baltimore in  
the early 40's.

Dwayne Hottinger
Network Administrator
Harrisonburg City Public Schools

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