#12085 NORM 13.1.0: Time/date sync on unsecured laptops

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#12085: Time/date sync on unsecured laptops
           Reporter:  cscott     |       Owner:  cscott       
               Type:  defect     |      Status:  new          
           Priority:  normal     |   Milestone:  13.1.0       
          Component:  distro     |     Version:  not specified
         Resolution:             |    Keywords:               
        Next_action:  never set  |    Verified:  0            
Deployment_affected:             |   Blockedby:               
           Blocking:             |  
Changes (by dsd):

  * owner:  pbrobinson => cscott


 Thanks for bringing this up. Indeed, this was dropped earlier due to
 concerns about the security system. It could certainly go back when turned
 off by default and/or only affecting unsecured laptops.

 But if you're proposing this for 13.1.0 it needs someone to do the work -
 I think you are the most likely candidate for this (it won't be me or
 Peter). Looks like the tasks you mention are:
  # Figure out ntpdate vs hwclock situation, update script accordingly
  # Update script for not running by default and/or not running on secured
  # Check XS setup for 'time' hostname availability
  # Check olpc.pool.ntp.org
  # Test the new script

 If you post a script here as above, I can put it in olpc-utils and add the
 ntpdate package back to the build.

 I think Chrony is not interesting since the proposal is to add ntpdate,
 not ntp (right?), and chrony doesn't seem to provide a ntpdate equivalent.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/12085#comment:1>
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