Re: OT: time and computer networks
On Thu, 2004-12-02 at 00:59 -0500, Matt Price wrote:
> puttingthe lecture together I realized I don'trelaly understand why
> it's important for computer networks to have fine-grain
> synchronization. So I thought I'd ask some geeks (as my sig says, I'm
> only a hemi-geek): why does a network need careful clock
Kerberos and Windows 2000+ domains (which are based on kerberos) require
synchronized clocks so that tickets' timestamps can actually be honored.
If your system's time is too far off from the kerberos ticket server,
you cannot authenticate.