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Re: ntp config tech note
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.