popularity-contest spyware! :)

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Oct 19 14:17:44 UTC 2005

golfer wrote:

> Well then, are you bothered by the fact that ntpdate is set up to ding
> ntp.ubuntulinux.org instead of pool.ntp.org on boot up?  This
> definitely gives utuntu an opportunity to get a head count on users,
> if nothing else, and probably a bit more info.
> But, of course, if you know it, you can reset the default in
> /etc/defaults/ntpdate.
> I wonder how many other defaults give info to ubuntu .. not that I'm
> worried about it (yet).

Interesting thought.  That must be the _only_ value of  ntp.ubuntulinux.org,  
because I don't think I once got a time update from there.  I ended up
using north-america.pool.ntp.org, but it's only a little more reliable (it
seems to successfully connect about half the time).

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