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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