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Re: Time slowly goes out of sync

From: "Chad R(dot) Larson" <chad(at)eldocomp(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Aaron <aarmel(at)netagi(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Time slowly goes out of sync
Date: 2002-08-30 04:28:00
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At 10:14 AM 8/29/02 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>Postgres just asks the OS what time it is.  I think you have an off-speed 
>system clock crystal (lots of PC-grade hardware will gain or lose 10 
>minutes/month :-().

On the other hand, in a day of Network Time Protocol (NTP) there is 
absolutely no excuse for a machine to have a date/time off by more than a 
few milliseconds.

UNIX users probably already have an ntpd available on their system, if not 
it's an easy download.

On my windows boxes I use "Dimension 4" 
for a free sntp agent.

Chad R. Larson (CRL22)    chad(at)eldocomp(dot)com
   Eldorado Computing, Inc.   602-604-3100
      5353 North 16th Street, Suite 400
        Phoenix, Arizona   85016-3228

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