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Re: ntpd; local clock reference

On Tue, 31 Dec 2002 18:43:19 -0500, Brenda J. Butler <bjb@achilles.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 31, 2002 at 05:51:45PM -0500, Brenda J. Butler wrote:
>> I have a dial-up system that is going to be a server for
>> my home network.  I want my inside machines to sync to seal
>> (the ss20) and seal to sync to outside machines when the link
>> is up, and to just provide time to the inside machines when the
>> link is down.
> Another question:  If I do get this to work, will the ntpd
> on seal continue to correct the time even when the outside
> link is down and the "local clock" is being used as
> reference?

Have you considered using chrony instead? I'm on a dialup, and after
attempts to get ntp to work for me, I discovered the existence of
chrony and went with it. It works well, is easy to set up and is
designed for use on dialup systems. There was some discussion of it on
debian-user recently, I believe.

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