Setting up and running a time-zone-server on Raspberry pi

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7 months 2 weeks ago #12385 by Ty_Eeberfest
No advantage that I can think of. I'm running it here for compatibility with some old non-Ian stuff that can't use NTP. But actually I'm working right now on making my old stuff NTP capable and eventually eliminating the need for the time zone server.

Look into it later when the dust is clearing off the crater.

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7 months 2 weeks ago #12386 by Ian
Errr, no, nowadays there isn't really a good reason not to use the NTP version. In fact it's probably a good idea to go to the NTP version, because there are plenty of NTP pools out there, and you'll always be able to find one that works.

Sorry to mention this, now that everything is working...

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7 months 2 weeks ago #12387 by Ty_Eeberfest
Actually I thought of one possible advantage: freedom from reliance on an Internet connection.

BUT. The question is, does your Pi (or whatever the time zone server runs on) keep time any better than your client clocks? Because with no internet the Pi is no longer sync'd to NTP, so the times it's serving to the clients are no better than the Pi's internal clock running "free".

Look into it later when the dust is clearing off the crater.

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