OT: Re: Computer loosing time
Eric S. Johansson
esj at harvee.org
Fri May 16 17:43:44 UTC 2008
Nils Kassube wrote:
> If you have ntp installed, your machine will be continuosly synchronized
> to the time server. The sync interval depends on the clock variation of
> your machine. IIRC the interval is in the range 60s to 1000s. Of course
> that can only work with a permanent internet connection.
NTP does not require a permanent connection to work. It will function albeit
not quite as well, if you have an intermittent connection. usually the default
case for a time reference is the local clock which is the clock you are
adjusting. Seems kind of silly but, it's a clever way of handling the case of
no time server available by the network case.
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