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Time is on my side (2)

Filed under: Software — Erwin @ 5:51 pm

Since my previous posting I’ve run into some more problems with NTP and can now add the following notes on this topic:

  • For clients which do not provide time to any additional machines you can use higher maxpoll values just fine, but do not try this for (local) servers, as eventually its clients will reject the time it provides.
  • The restrict feature is a pain. While a bit of a copout, it seems easier to simply allow any and all to query time.

Live and learn. All the computers for which I’m responsible are now in sync again, at least.


Filed under: Humo(u)r,News — Erwin @ 3:32 pm

Bad move, Greenpeace:

Greenpeace is not the first organisation to issue a half-finished release and then wonder why everybody was laughing at it afterwards, but few of them could have done as much damage as the missive sent to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Part of it read, apparently:

‘In the twenty years since the Chernobyl tragedy, the world’s worst nuclear accident, there have been nearly [FILL IN ALARMIST AND ARMAGEDDONIST FACTOID HERE].’

Pointed out by Charles Arthur.

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