[ntp:questions] ntpdate.c unsafe buffer write

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Wed Feb 13 05:24:44 UTC 2008


>I was talking about what people could expect from software that behaved 
>well; I think you are describing what ntpd actually does here.  My point 
>was that ntpd's ability to tolerate really rotten links is irrelevant 
>for most users, who are only about 20ms away from their ISP's time 
>server, and can expect to read it to about 1ms accuracy.

20 ms sounds like a typical DSL link.  That 1ms accuracy goes out
the window if you are doing a big download.  (At least on my DSL
link.)

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