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Re: Considering the removal of ntpdate

On Friday 24 April 2009, Frans Pop wrote:
> Florian Lohoff wrote:
> > rdate ist not a replacement for ntpdate - it does not use the ntp
> > protocol but the time protocol (builtin inetd) - So making
> > ntpdate depend on rdate is not a solution as it changes the protocol
> > and i dont think all ntp servers also open/support the time protocol.
> rdate also supports the ntp protocol. From the man page:
>     -n      Use SNTP (RFC 2030) instead of the RFC 868 time protocol.

And JFYI, since Lenny Debian Installer uses rdate to update the system 
time during installs (rdate -o 123 -nvv "$server") and we've not seen any 
issues with that.

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