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Re: ntp config tech note

  • From: C. Jon Larsen
  • Date: Thu May 20 18:39:34 2004

On Thu, 20 May 2004, Jared Mauch wrote:

> 	I've found it useful on older machines (PCs with cheap clocks and
> oscilators) to cron ntpdate once an hour to prevent the clock from
> getting too far off by itself.  I've found the daemon doesn't do good enough
> of a job to sync on it's own...

Isn't that a lot safer anyway than running a daemon (ntpd) as root ?  I do 
this on my systems (run ntpdate from cron), even though the xntpd 
docs IIRC specifically advised against this hack. One less 
vulnerability waiting to be exploited ... is the way I see it.