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4.0 out of 5 stars A stitch in time protocol, 14 Aug 2009
This review is from: Expert Network Time Protocol: An Experience in Time with NTP (Expert's Voice) (Hardcover)
The writer's style is somewhat quirky, especially for such an arcane if important element of System Admin that is the NTP protocol which deals with time and synchronisation of clients and servers.
His opening chapters do convey a historical perspective on time and its co-evolution with society but has little enough to do with IT; though his linking of the fall of Rome and Xerox is quite clever.
The core of the book, Chapter 4: NTP Architecture & Chapter 5: NTP Design, Configuration, and Troubleshooting, are informative on the UNIX/Linux platforms but I reckon the author could have used some his imagination to spice up these worthy but dull sections with some examples. Overall, after reading Expert NTP you'll gain a greater understanding of the subject plus get an enjoyable read.
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