Re: NTP dumps Linux, film at 11. [Fwd/FYI]

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH (
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 17:48:18 -0500

In message <>,
nus Torvalds writes:
| On Mon, 30 Nov 1998, Kris Karas wrote:
| > I thought I would forward a piece of mail to you from one of the NTP
| > developers. Linux has fallen from grace in their eyes (which you
| > perhaps already know). They are actively suggesting that people who
| > need to use time synchronization (NTP) switch to using freebsd.
| What we need is simply some Linux person who knows and cares about NTP,
| nothing more. It's unrealistic to assume that BSD people could maintain
| ntpd with Linux support without anybody in the Linux camp being willing to
| stand up for the Linux part.

What's involved? We use NTP quite a lot, especially for the Linux boxes
(RH5 systems tend to drift a *lot* for some strange reason... it's not their
kernel, as I see it on my home system which runs a custom configure from
stock kernel source), and ECE is currently providing two publicly-accessible
NTP servers; if nobody with more free time steps forward I'll *have* to
address it, if only for our use.

brandon s. allbery	[os/2][linux][solaris][japh]
system administrator	     [WAY too many hats]
carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering			 KF8NH
			  Kiss my bits, Billy-boy.

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