[Dovecot] Return error instead of dying on time back skip?

John Peacock jpeacock at rowman.com
Fri May 11 17:55:49 EEST 2007

Ben Winslow wrote:
> Clock drift of about 13 seconds/day (150 PPM) is (unfortunately) not
> uncommon, and 4-6 seconds/day (50-75 PPM) is about the norm for PC
> hardware in my experience.
> Of course, this is exactly the reason why you should run ntpd instead
> of ntpdate on a cron job (especially a once-per-day cron job...)

I would again recommend clockspeed:


for machines which don't have continuous connection to the Internet 
(where [x]ntpd won't do you any good).  It handily reigns in bad clock 
crystals with only a couple of external connections per month.


John Peacock
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