Clock Synchronization

Jim Meyer purp at
Wed May 8 09:58:22 PDT 2002

On Wed, 2002-05-08 at 09:25, Josip Loncaric wrote:
> "Robert G. Brown" wrote:
> > 
> > I personally think that networked systems, nodes or not, should have the
> > time network synchronized if at all possible.  
> > 
> > We use ntpd to keep everything sync'd.
> I concur -- ntpd is very good, and it can be very easy on your internal
> network (within your cluster, just use broadcast client/server model
> instead of polling).
> Unsynchronized systems can misbehave, particularly with schedulers etc.

Not to mention that troubleshooting a cross-system problem takes on
nightmarish proportions if you're unable to compare system logs with any
reasonable time correspondence.

--j, an ntpd fan as well.
Jim Meyer, Geek At Large                              purp at

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