Question on Loosely Synchronized Router Clocks

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Mon Sep 17 22:02:21 UTC 2007

On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 14:28:45 PDT, Kevin Oberman said:
> I had a router that lost it's NTP servers and was off by about 20
> minutes. The only obvious problem was the timestamps in syslog. (That's
> what alarmed to cause us to notice and fix it.)

Trying to correlate logfiles with more than a several-second offset is
good and sufficient reason in itself to make sure everything is NTP-synched.

Of course, if your network runs so well that you never *notice* the offsets
because you never have to correlate logfiles, you're probably either a better
net admin than I, or merely more oblivious.. ;)
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