[Freedombox-discuss] Dev: New FreedomBox-Setup Dependency: NTP

Stefano Maffulli stefano at maffulli.net
Mon Dec 16 21:53:46 UTC 2013

On 12/04/2013 10:29 AM, Bdale Garbee wrote:
> At our meeting in Eben's offices in Feb, dkg came up with really cute
> hack for setting the system time in an initial set-up script by
> acquiring the client system's sense of time from I think an SSL session
> initiation packet.  I'm not aware of that ever being publicly documented
> or implemented in our stack, but it seemed like a really neat "hands
> off" way to handle the set-the-time-on-first-boot problem without
> relying on centralized infrastructure.

We can always ask the user to set the time at first boot, right? and on
that screen ask if she wants to connect to a public ntp server,
highlighting that it may reveal the existence of the box to the world,
or simply keep a 'vague' notion of time by itself.

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