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Re: NTP considered basic



On 5/14/03 at 11:59 AM Ben Goren wrote:

|On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 05:28:07PM +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
|
|> Plus, you can use rdate(8) instead of ntpd{,ate}:
|
|rdate does not run  continually against multiple servers--that is,
|it's only  a replacement for ntpdate  and not ntpd. If it  were, I
|suspect  that most  people's reason  to use  ntp instead  of rdate
|would go away. (I'm  assuming ``most people'' don't  use ntp keys,
|either).
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Does rdate assure a monotonically increasing system clock?  Or can rdate
step the system clock backwards?  The latter is not a good thing in some
instances.