Subject: Re: xntpd
To: Jonathan Stone <email@example.com>
From: Peter Galbavy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/02/1996 08:33:47
> I'd personally like to see xntp in the NetBSD source tree. The sparc
> and pmax ports, for instance have lower latency and/or higher
> resolution gettimeofday() code than, say, SunOS or Ultrix; but last
> time I looked, the NetBSD kernel didn't have the adjtime() support
> that ntp used to prefer.
Ditto. timed is (in this day and age of the 'net) a steaming heap
of donkey droppings. Thanks you for allowing me to say that.
xntp3.4y compile and installs out of the box (after a make
Config.no.local.Clock or whatever) on i386 and sparc at least. Just
remember to run ntpdate in rc.local at boot time.
The one things that *would* however be nice to see amongst all these
external "utilities" (such as named, gated, xntpd etc) would be a
unified type of gdc/ndc/xntpdc etc. Nice add ons - shame about no
consistency. This is where I think the integration aspects come into
their own. (Oh know - another thread about how to start and stop
individual system services coming on).
Peter Galbavy email@example.com
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