Re: Ntpdate fails to start

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Paul Smith wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 2:42 PM, Björn Persson
> > If you usually leave your computer running and reboot it only when
> > there's an update to Linux or GlibC, then you should use NTPD. It polls
> > its servers periodically and keeps your clock synchronized. If you only
> > turn the computer on for an hour every day, then it may be better to run
> > NTPdate to set the clock at boot. Somewhere between these two extremes is
> > a grey area. I don't know exactly where.
>
> Thanks,  Björn, for your explanation. Usually, I boot my computer
> early in the morning, and I turn it off before going to sleep. Not
> everyday, but most of the days.

OK. On the one hand, if your computer stays on for 15 hours or so, that's 
probably plenty of time for NTPD to adjust itself, learn how the local clock 
drifts and whatever else it does. On the other hand you may decide that 
setting the clock once a day keeps it accurate enough for you.

Björn Persson

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