[ntp:questions] ntpdate

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.org
Mon Jun 15 21:20:39 UTC 2009


Scott Haneda wrote:
> On Jun 15, 2009, at 8:59 AM, Todd Glassey CISM CIFI wrote:
> 
>>> You should be running ntpd as a daemon. That will keep the clock in
>>> synch and you never have to touch it.
>>
>> Which creates an audit issue and security profile which always needs
>> to be watched. NTPD is not the answer for everyone Danny.
> 
> 
> Can you elaborate on this?  I see that ntpdate and ntpd can both be made
> to do the same thing in my case, which is a non daemonized single
> instance setting of time.
> 
> If I do not plan on making a daemon, and just running it once a hour on
> schedule, as well as in a reboot of the machine after the interfaces are
> up, what would my concerns be?
> 
> If I do decide to run ntpd as a daemon, what audit/secuirty issues
> should I be looking into?
> 
> Thank you Todd.

He's just blowing fud.

Danny


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