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

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 16:57:48 UTC 2013

Petter Reinholdtsen <pere at hungry.com> wrote:

> I am very found of NTP and correct clocks.

There are at least two arguments beyond general handiness for ntp on
the Box. One is that it may help some clients if the Box can give a
time reference; they can then update their clocks without revealing

More important, if you need to debug a communication protocol exchange
by looking at logs on two machines then it is much easier if the
clocks are at least roughly synchronised so timestamps in logs can be
compared without fuss. I'd say that alone makes ntp essential during
box development, though not necessarily for a distribution version
numbered >= 1.0.

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