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Re: What time is it, really?


From: Michael Stone <mstone@debian.org>
Sent: Friday, 10 August 2018 3:53 AM
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: What time is it, really?
On Thu, Aug 09, 2018 at 11:54:54AM -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:
>On Thu, Aug 09, 2018 at 04:15:36PM +0100, Darac Marjal wrote:
>> Additionally, from http://doc.ntp.org/current-stable/ntpq.html#rv (rv allows
>> one to read the offset for a particular association directly), "Note that
>> time values are represented in milliseconds and frequency values in
>> parts-per-million (PPM)."
>Where do I even start....

It sounds like you should start with a user/client/desktop oriented time
program. There's no reason for most users to be running ntpd in 2018. If
you're running a server syncing to a PPS source or somesuch then you
need ntpd. But at that point you're going to have to learn a lot of
domain-specific jargon to do that thing, at which point the ntpd
documentation is fine. If you want something that's fire and forget,
then install openntpd or systemd-timesyncd and call it a day.

Mike Stone

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