[ntp:questions] Questions about joining pool.ntp.org
stenn at ntp.org
Mon Aug 29 20:08:40 UTC 2011
GPS can be done very affordably and can offer great time. There are
several *potential* pitfalls:
- It is *possible* for the US Gov't to detune the GPS system (locally or
in-general). Since GPS is now increasingly used for "human safety"
things, the costs/risks for doing this have gone up significantly so
this risk may now be more of a threat than a reality
- bugs happen, and relying on one of anything can cause a problem. If
you have enough souces of time, ntpd will throw away information from
a source (including GPS) that it does not believe.
There are other potential failure modes as well, but most everything has
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