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Archive => 17.1 Legacy Series => Topic started by: lilsense on April 08, 2017, 02:35:14 am

Title: [RECOMMENDATION] Using Chrony instead of ntpd
Post by: lilsense on April 08, 2017, 02:35:14 am
Would it be possible to include Chrony (http://chrony.tuxfamily.org) either as an add-on or default NTP server/client.

Here's an excerpt from the site's FAQ:

chronyd was designed to work well in a wide range of conditions and it can usually synchronise the system clock faster and with better time accuracy. It doesn’t implement some of the less useful NTP modes like broadcast client or multicast server/client.

If your computer is connected to the Internet only for few minutes at a time, the network connection is often congested, you turn your computer off or suspend it frequently, the clock is not very stable (e.g. there are rapid changes in the temperature or it’s a virtual machine), or you want to use NTP on an isolated network with no hardware reference clocks in sight, chrony will probably work much better for you.

For a more detailed comparison of features and performance, see the comparison page on the chrony website.