#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:             |  

Comment(by greenfeld):

 Chrony does not provide an ntpdate equivalent because chrony really
 doesn't care.  It was designed for use with intermittent/dialup links.

 How it interacts with aggressive suspend would have to be determined.

 You can ask Chrony to "burst" if you want via chronyc to force a
 synchronization cycle.  Also see http://chrony.tuxfamily.org/manual.html
 #Advising-chronyd-of-internet-availability , which lets us tell Chrony Ad-
 hoc networks have no NTP servers.

 Ntpdate is depreciated as equivalent functionality is now provided in
 other utilities within the core ntp suite
 (http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Dev/DeprecatingNtpdate), and ntpd does
 not require another utility to presync the clock anymore.  Ntpdate is
 available for F18 though, and may make a reasonable choice for a near-term

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/12085#comment:2>
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