[ntp:questions] rdate vs ntpd -q

bombjack bombjack99 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 14:02:20 UTC 2011

I am currently working on a commercial system which uses rdate for
roughly setting time when booting/restarting. Later ntpd is started
and used to keep time accurate. My question: Is it possible to get rid
of rdate in favour of "ntpd -q"? Any risks involved? ntpd starting
later and/or needs more time to sync than rdate etc?

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