[ntp:questions] ntpd sets clock to the year 1939

Robert Dodier robert.dodier at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 22:10:04 UTC 2007


On Mar 27, 3:05 pm, Harlan Stenn <s... at ntp.isc.org> wrote:

> I believe Dave's point is that this is trivial to work around -

It is trivial *once you know it must be done*.
As it stands, ntpd -g happily sets an incorrect date, and there
is no way to know from reading the available documentation or
the program output that there is anything amiss.

At this point all I want is to mention the limitation in the man page.

Robert Dodier




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