Michael Leone on 22 Feb 2012 11:42:03 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] NTP rant

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 2:38 PM, Walt Mankowski <waltman@pobox.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 02:35:53PM -0500, Douglas Muth wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Art Alexion <art.alexion@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Please pardon this rant.  I only post because I thing others on this list have shared this pain.
>> >
>> > My boss was going to spend a lot of money for an NTP appliance.
>> [snip]
>> Maybe I'm missing something, but what's wrong with existing Stratum 2
>> servers out there?
> Also, I never really understood in the previous thread on this topic
> why your boss felt you needed an entire dedicated box (even a tiny
> one) just to provide NTP.

And if you're running an Active Directory domain, any domain
controller (DC) is a NTP provider for pretty much anything that asks;
no need for any other local source. AD is very sensitive to time (and
DNS) changes.
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