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Nov
20
comment Display the most accurate time possible
Epic? LOL. I have no idea what the purpose of the bell is but it took me longer to read your perl script than it did to double check two man pages and type $ nice -n 1 watch -b -p -n1 "date +%s.%N;false"
Nov
12
answered How to import OTR key into Pidgin?
Oct
15
comment Which NTP server should I use?
There is a difference between "nothing wrong"and "optimal setup." Personally the pool servers I admin all have local refclocks. I doubt you do because you assume pool clients must be stratum=3. Massively varying error? Thanks for the LOLz. I did'nt realize we were using a version of ntpd that does'nt groom the time sources. ntpd will smooth out the variance. Furthermore if you do add it to the pool list the pool daemon removes clocks with too much error. Adding capacity to the pool infrastructure is not negative. Run a server with tos minsane 7 minclock 5 and tell me about your error
Oct
14
comment Which NTP server should I use?
This answer is terrible, For starters the reasons to not use the europe servers make no sense . There is noting wrong with running a public time server without a local refclock and simply syncing to other pool servers. It is also worth noting that there is essentially no difference between the "europe" servers and the "ubuntu" servers. They both pull from the same set of pool servers. The ubuntu dns name is simply used to measure vendor usage of pool servers in default configs.
Oct
7
comment Best practice for setting time on local network using NTP
This is a terrible answer. For starters two is the worst number of server associations. A man with one watch knows what time it is and a man with two watches is never sure. Most importantly stop recommending the undisciplined local clock unless you understand its purpose. The developers explicitly state in bold "we recommend against using this driver" on the documentation page for ULC: eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/drivers/driver1.html
Oct
7
comment Best practice for setting time on local network using NTP
Why not have them sync to your router?
Oct
7
comment Best practice for setting time on local network using NTP
Calibrating a virtual server's clock like this is an awful idea. This method requires bare metal.
Sep
19
comment How do I set time and date from the Internet?
What distro uses dpkg AND yum?
Sep
19
comment How do I set time and date from the Internet?
The example I saw was the highest voted comment: "This is amazing how this question is upvoted but doesn't show any search effort." You could find the answer if you type the title of your question plus your operating system into any search box google/ddg/bing.
Sep
4
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
27
answered Use default gateway as ntp server
Aug
2
awarded  Informed
Jul
15
comment NTPD fails to sync
Why did you snip some stuff from the log and replace with "normal startup status"? It's not working and you are not sure why it's not working, therefore it's tough to use the word normal. More importantly can you post your ntp.conf file? That is usually helpful in these situations.
Mar
13
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
6
comment How to run ntp commands as non-root?
-g does not make "ntpd more secure." Instructing ntpd to ignore the panic threshhold does nothing to improve security, it just instructs ntpd to not be picky about time difference between local clock and remote time server.
Mar
2
comment Automatically update hwclock at boot
You should file a bug report. It should work
Feb
28
answered Automatically update hwclock at boot
Jan
30
awarded  Yearling
Jan
30
comment Do I need nomodify set on NTP servers which are not publicly accessible?
Any decent data center should have an on site S1
Jan
30
comment Do I need nomodify set on NTP servers which are not publicly accessible?
If you need to utilize 10 off site USNO S1 servers you should look into putting a GPSDO on the LAN.