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Re: [vox-tech] Clock drift bad, HULK SMASH!
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Re: [vox-tech] Clock drift bad, HULK SMASH!

There was at one time a bug on one of the IBM desktop systems.  When the system went to power save, the clock would slowly lose count over time.  This was why I sugested a BIOS flash.  It affected the way power was sent to chips on the mother board, which affected cycles performed which....etc.  SO you still might want to update your BIOS.

I actually know that Linux ignores the HW clock (oddly enough), UNLESS you tell it to go off the HW clock which is an option on Mandrake's install I think.


On Wed, 20 February 2002, Henry House wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 08:20:40AM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> [...]
> > ryan, you tell the firewall what services you want to run...the
> > firewall isn't supposed to tell you!
> He may be referring to the facist firewall at the high school, using his
> notebook.
> Ryan: if this is a home firewall, can you tell us about it? Is it Seawall or
> a similar packaged script? Or a custom bunch or ipchains or iptables calls?
> It should not be difficult to poke a hole in the firewall to let NTP through.
> The hole need be opened only to the NTP servers, no to the entire net, so the
> security impact is minimal.
> -- 
> Henry House
> The attached file is a digital signature. See <http://romana.hajhouse.org/pgp>
> for information.  My OpenPGP key: <http://romana.hajhouse.org/hajhouse.asc>.

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