Subject: Re: Do you use xntpd?
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <tls@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Scott Reynolds <email@example.com>
Date: 03/01/1996 11:34:27
On Fri, 1 Mar 1996, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> Do you use xntpd on your NetBSD machines?
Some of them: NFS servers and NFS clients where software development is
done. The rest can run rdate occasionally.
> 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
> your machines?
I have no need to roll in anything; I copy my precompiled binaries from
the server that I keep such things on, along with dozens of other local
modifications to machines, at setup time.
> Would you find it useful is xntpd were included in NetBSD even if the version
> sometimes lagged slightly behind the version distributed separately?
Not particularly. In fact, I like having a single stable version that
runs on all machines of a particular architecture/OS; it makes things
much easier to track down in the event of a problem. In other words, I
am running 3.4k on all of my NetBSD machines, and I'd prefer to keep it
that way, since it's not broken.
> Do you consider NTP timekeeping a piece of 'core' OS functionality like BIND,
> which could be unbundled but oughtn't be?
Scott Reynolds Scott.Reynolds@plexus.com
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