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Re: [opensuse] ntp and wireless
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 18:54:43 -0400
  • Message-id: <4AECC033.9040808@xxxxxxxxxx>
Roger Oberholtzer wrote:
On Sat, 2009-10-31 at 11:12 +0000, G T Smith wrote:
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j debert wrote:
Why do you need ntp?

There are many reasons, such as:

To be a member of a windows active directory, you need precise time
(compared to the AD controller). That is a big part of how permissions
in AD are maintained. A few minutes difference between the client and AD
controller are enough to make authentication fail.

There are also a lot of things when the time of a transaction is important. For example, imagine a 911 call center. Or a stock trading system etc. Not to mention not missing a show on TV!!! ;-)


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