Subject: Do you use xntpd?
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.ORG, current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <tls@NetBSD.ORG>
Date: 03/01/1996 02:45:30
I'm trying to get a feel for how many people are actually using NTP with
NetBSD; now that there's NTP support in the kernel, it would seem to me at
least that if a significant fraction of NetBSD users are using NTP, it might be
beneficial to include it in the source tree, but I need some data to back up
Do you use xntpd on your NetBSD machines?
All of them? Most or many of them?
On a very large network where it would be a significant 'win' if you didn't
have to roll xntpd into each new 'standard' distribution that you run on all of
Would you find it useful is xntpd were included in NetBSD even if the version
sometimes lagged slightly behind the version distributed separately?
Do you consider NTP timekeeping a piece of 'core' OS functionality like BIND,
which could be unbundled but oughtn't be?
Do you think I'm completely off-track here?
Please let me know.