[ntp:questions] "ntpd -q" is slow compared to ntpdate

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at hp.com
Wed Oct 15 21:23:24 UTC 2008

Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
> If you must shut down to save electricity or something, you'll just
> have to start the machines a few minutes before they need to have
> the correct time.

While I'm sure there are lots of cases where the start time may be
known well enough in advance, I don't think that can be relied
upon. Yes, there is a counter argument that "if they need such quick
reaction they should have a warm standby" but "green" issues may often
trump that.

rick jones
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