Subject: Re: Clock synchronization with ISDN
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Christian Kuhtz <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/17/1997 01:01:23
On Sun, 16 Feb 1997 11:24:56 +0100 (MET), Martin Husemann  
<> wrote:
> The (classical) question is: should I hand out the timestamps as a seperate
> device, run the standard nntp deamon to use them, which in turn calls the
> appropriate kernel functions to adjust the time?

Hi Martin, long time no see ;-)..

I'm assuming you mean NTP.  I would suggest adjusting the time inside the  
kernel since there is no standard device for a time source (or at least I've  
never seen one anywhere).  Cost seems to be low since this isn't an event that  
happens terribly often.  If you want to do anything that time anywhere else,  
you will have to run xntpd anyway, however, that's an unneccessary overhead  
for stand-alones.

> Does anybody have any comments or hints?

Well, the docs that come with xntpd aren't bad for one thing.  Also, how  
about treating your machine to another 4MB?  Come on, Valentine's Day was just  
last week and maybe all it needs is just a sign of affection ;-).

Christian Kuhtz <> (work),   <> (personal)
UNIX/Network Specialist,   "A German in the U.S., speaking for himself *gasp*"
Paranet, Inc.