Re: ntpdate from cron -- DON'T DO THAT!
On Sat, Dec 21, 2002 at 04:14:32PM -0800, Bill Moseley wrote:
> The other possibility, brought up by someone on this list, is that that
> machine is used for burning CDs and that may cause the clock to get slow.
> I have not check this, though.
I'll second that warning, as I saw just that behavior on a time-critical
system. Yes, it's dumb to be running such processes on a workstation,
and I'm currently fixing that, but I'm satisfied that burning CDs can
drastically slow the clock. The last time it happened I easily made the
connection between the CD burn operation and ntpdate's actions, but the
first time I had no idea, panicked, and replaced ntpd with ntpdate. After
reading this thread I'll go back to ntpd.
Ken Irving <email@example.com>