[ntp:questions] ntpdate.c unsafe buffer write
david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Wed Feb 13 07:43:43 UTC 2008
Hal Murray wrote:
> 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
People don't generally do big downloads during the boot of a machine!
On a big network, the most likely reason for rebooting a timeserver in
prime time is a power failure. In which case the whole network is
likely to be down.
At worst, using ntpdate -b, you only get something like the current ntpd
behavour. Typically you end up within a millisecond.
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