network time default, f23

Tomasz Torcz tomek at
Mon Aug 31 18:55:55 UTC 2015

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:48:37PM -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:32 PM, Tomasz Torcz <tomek at> wrote:
> >   IMO FreeIPA should be changed to install use chrony as server,
> > as chrony is default since few Fedora releases.
> The pluses of chrony as an ntp client for Workstation are fairly
> clear. I don't know if there are significant advantages to chrony as
> an ntp server over ntpd.

  Starting with chrony being smaller, comprehensible codebase; there is
a list of advantages at
  I think Miroslav can provide much more advocacy for Chrony :)

> >   Those are two different things. Timesyncd is simple SNTP client (plus
> > time restoration over reboot, for things without RTC).
> Is an exception needed for ARM where it's more common to find no RTC?
> That is, on ARM, have a different ntp client by default? Or is it
> possible to detect the lack of an RTC, and that causes chronyd/ntpd to
> be disabled, and timesyncd to be enabled?

  Let's not forget what we are talking about and let's not loose perspective.
We are talking about servers.  Anything lacking RTC is not serious enough
to be a server, it's just not worth our time.
  Timesyncd is more like simple program for embedded uses.

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