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

Rick Thomas wrote:

On Nov 22, 2006, at 4:18 PM, Olaf van der Spek wrote:

Rick Thomas wrote:
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.

NTP could be at least installed but disabled instead of not installed.

What's the point of installing something you're not going to enable? It's not that much harder to type "aptitude install ntp" than it is to type "update-rc.d ntp defaults"

There's a checkbox in the Gnome clock applet to enable NTP. But that doesn't work if it's not installed and I doubt the average user is easily able to install NTP.
Olaf van der Spek

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