VirtualBox

Ticket #3569 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Support NTP protocol

Reported by: pclouds Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: host support
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.4 Keywords:
Cc: pclouds@… Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

When guest is suspended/resumed (or even host), guest time will no longer be uptodate. A solution come to mind is use ntp to sync time again. I would like to have VirtualBox support NTP so that host does not need to install any ntp server.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by klaus

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

NTP isn't suitable for synchronizing time in VMs. Many NTP clients assume that the system is running while the OS is booted. For VMs that's not true.

For this reason, the VirtualBox guest additions contain a time synchronization service.

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