[ntp:questions] ntpdate.c unsafe buffer write

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sat Feb 9 20:57:59 UTC 2008


Harlan Stenn wrote:
> Guys,
> 
> This is all discussed pretty well at:
> 
>  http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Dev/DeprecatingNtpdate
> 
> So far everything I have seen in this thread has already been covered on
> that page.


I just followed the above link.  I see ONE feature missing!

ntpdate -Du  (I think it's -D) does NOT set the clock, it simply tells 
you what it would have done had it been permitted to do so.  I suppose 
this feature is not essential but I've used it a time or two to find out
how my time agreed, or disagreed, with some other server.




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