on both my home machine and my dedicated server (RH 8.0), the clock slows gradually over time (a minute or two per week?). this ranges from annoying to bad, depending on the application, and i'm trying to figure out how to fix the problem.
a google search seems to point to ntpd - are there any security issues to watch out for when using this utility? i'd rather keep as few programs running on my box as possible...
The security issue isn't with ntpd but with your OS. Psyche (redhat 8) is 3-4 years old, and has been discontinued. Even updates for this from legacy are through with, so you're excluding yourself from serious, critical updates.
you could also add the following line to /etc/rc.local and it'd sync up at boot
rdate -s rdate.darkorb.net&
For the most part, that's all you need to keep your clock up to date.
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