[ntp:questions] Date Jumped

Ryan Malayter malayter at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 04:16:12 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 9:23 PM, Danny Mayer <mayer at ntp.org> wrote:
> That's not what I said. I said that this *cannot* happen on the local
> server after the first time it steps the clock no matter what the remote
> servers say, even if all of the remote servers agree on the time. The
> step size is too large for it to be processed by ntpd.

"Cannot happen"? I wasn't aware than ntpd's source code had been proven correct.

In my IT career, I've observed that when an end user or tester reports
an issue, and a programmer says "that cannot happen"... the
user/tester is correct 99% of the time.


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