How often do your device sync to NTP servers?


The Linux power NTP pool organization has 4,400 nodes globally. The group are needing more nodes all the time, to match an ever increasing demand. I’m suggesting we take things the other direction, and disable time syncing for non-critical setups, VMs and test systems.

This can be done by booting without an active network connection and running

sudo timedatectl ntp false

Something like that. Clocks drift, yep, but if it’s drifting backwards, you can let it be off for multiple hours and still browse the web, check for updates etc.

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