[ntp:questions] Let ntp server not synchronize time from other servers

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Wed Sep 3 06:10:07 UTC 2008

Martin Burnicki <martin.burnicki at meinberg.de> writes:

> Why should it he write his own software? NTP can do this very well.
> If this is run in a closed network where it it sufficient that all nodes
> just have the *same* time then this is absolutely OK.

...unless you are connecting to the Internet. Just think of certificates,
Kerberos, browser caches, EMail time stamps, etc.

> For example, we have some customers who need to run their machines on TAI
> rather than UTC. If they synchronize their top level NTP server to TAI then
> using NTP to synchronize all the clients to TAI works like a charme.
> Of course those folks must take care not to intermix NTP servers with UTC or
> TAI or whatever, and they must not make those servers publicly accessible.
> Martin
> -- 
> Martin Burnicki
> Meinberg Funkuhren
> Bad Pyrmont
> Germany

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