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time sync on Linux

NTP is the definitive, tested, widely proven standard.  NTP has kernel
support on Linux and high-precision register support for Pentium-class or
better CPUs.  I cannot imagine rolling your own on this.  If you want to
see a really unusual Stratum 1 NTP server, check out:

-- Mike

On 2000-06-24 at 10:15 -0400, linuxguy at wrote:

> Greetings,
> being from the NTP school of system time synchronization, what is
> the advantage of "timed" which RedHat likes to install by default.
> Is one better/worse than the other?  Features?  From what I gather,
> timed has an election system built in if the current time authority
> fails.  Is that it?
> My current scenario is to sync my household server with NTP, and
> now I'm trying to determine if I should use ntp or timed for the
> workstations...
> comments?
> I'll be installing a GPS stratum-1 time source at home before long ;-)

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