the simplicity of OpenNTPD
! But the past year it has been rather troublesome. I think some of it is due to how Arch used the NetworkManger dispatcher script, and it was easy enough to to tweak it.
But the past week I have seen that the time gets a couple of seconds wrong every day. Yesterday my clock was 25 seconds off. I realise that under half a minute isn't the end of the world on a desktop computer, but I'm a nerd
, and I like the time to be correct
, and the entire point of having an NTP daemon is so that when the clock is wrong it gets corrected, not worse
No amount of searching or reading logs helped.
So I finally installed chrony
. It seems to work as understood. I still think OpenNTPD is great, but in it refusing to, err, "time jump", I don't think it's great for a desktop that is on only part of the day.