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Bug#397649: install-report: NTP sync missing by default

On Nov 22, 2006, at 1:05 PM, Olaf van der Spek wrote:

reopen 397649

Could we have NTP by default?

> But it would be a problem for the minority who have no or only
> intermittent (e.g. dial-up) network access.

Why would it be a problem?

No network mean the "Network Time Protocol" won't work.

Intermittent network (e.g. dial-up) means that NTP goes for long periods with no connection to the external time servers. The ntpd daemon is (mostly) OK with that, but some auto-dialers may see it's occasional polls as a reason to dial the ISP, which is probably not what the user expected.

> I leave it to the PTBs to figure out whether there is a compromise
> position.


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