On Thu, Oct 09, 2014 at 07:53:24PM +0200, Miroslav Lichvar wrote:
On Thu, Oct 09, 2014 at 05:46:19PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> Well, while it is certainly nice to be resiliant to such things, I am
> not convinced though that for a normal client this is really a
> necessity. The commonly used NTP servers are good enough for most
> cases and are used in SNTP mode by a multitude of devices and
> operating systems
Which major operating systems do use by default a SNTP client with
pool.ntp.org? Microsoft and Apple use SNTP, but they have their own
trusted NTP servers. In the Linux world, I think the most popular
choice is the reference NTP implementation and on smaller devices it's
the busybox NTP client.
It seems I was wrong here. Mac OS X apparently uses the reference
NTP implementation modified to work in combination with another daemon
called pacemaker, which adjusts the clock  and the w32time service
used in Windows does implement the NTP algorithms .
It looks like pretty much everyone has a full NTP client running on
their system, I'm sure we don't want Fedora to be the exception.