> My PC's RT clock might drift by a few seconds each week Actually, it's not even that bad. I'm sure I've fired up motherboards or laptops that haven't been touched in years, and their clocks were accurate within a minute.
So there's no need for synchronizing your time so frequently. I just read that NTP apparently adjust the frequency of polling based upon how fast your clock seems to be drifting, which is admirable. http://www.ntp.org/ntpfaq/NTP-s-algo.htm But the poll interface ranges from 64 to 1024 seconds; even at the high end, that seems unnecessarily frequent from the very small amount of clock drift I've experienced. But flipping to a GPS-based source instantly eliminates those concerns. Question: for what purpose do we require super-accurate clocks in the first place? There are some rolling password algorithms based upon time, and certificates handling will get cranky if you're months or years off, but other than that, what is the necessity of keeping a PC within seconds of the correct time? (On tails, when it starts up, it does a time synchronization, claiming it's required for Tor purposes. Anyone know the nature of that?) JJ -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/e9811afeee4015304424657087604877.webmail%40localhost. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.