In the past, the built-in ntpd server in Freebsd served me well. Since ntpd binds to all addresses on port 123, ntpd complained incessantly in jailed environments because jails expect to have exclusive access to the jail address. Although it did not cause my server or jails to crash, it’s always better to be safe than sorry and fix the problem now rather than wait for a problem to manifest itself.
In search for a solution, openntpd can be utilized without binding to any address or addresses. This makes it attractive for jailed environments. Continue reading “Finding the right time with Openntpd”