MachineOfTheMonth: Setting the clock in Linux, Part 3
Aug 27, 2000, 23:23 (5 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Glenn Mullikin for this
"There's a joke going around the internet about Bill Gates. Here
is how it goes: Bill uses a NIST-F1
(http://www.bldrdoc.gov/timefreq/cesium/fountain.html) to wake
himself up every morning."
"We can't all have an atomic clock in our bedroom but what
we can do is almost that good. Using your linux box, you could do
almost as well. When I say almost, what I mean is base your
computer's system time off of the primary (stratum 1) internet
network time servers that communicate time using the Network Time
Protocol. This is a great way to match Bill Gates's wealth
with just a simple computer."
"Of course, Bill had them build in a snooze button for