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Re: ntpdate(8) and unbound(8) dependencies during boot

On Sun, 11 Oct 2020 08:54:15 -0400
Greg Troxel <> wrote:

> I would rather not add this magic code, and also not configure
> addresses like these.  To me this is a special case of running NetBSD
> on an RTC-less machine, which I see as a bit irregular.   It's really
> a problem for deployed machines without console access.
> It would be fair to point this out in the raspberry pi howto, though.

I don't think this is specifically confined to RTC-less machines. Real
hardware and virtual machines can have their clocks set to incorrect
time, for various reasons. I think default max clock skew for unbound is
around 24 hours.

The workaround can be easily implemented with various settings in
rc.conf, so this should probably be documented at the very least, an not
just for RPi.

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