Subject: Re: Do you use xntpd?
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <tls@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Neil J. McRae <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/02/1996 14:32:00
On Fri, 1 Mar 1996 02:45:30 -0500 (EST) 
 Thor Lancelot Simon <> wrote:

After all the arguments this made me chuckle... :-)

> 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 
> beneficial to include it in the source tree, but I need some data to back up 
> this assertion.
> 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 
> your machines?
> 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.
> Thanks!
> Thor

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