Which Distro for hardened NTP server?
i'm looking for a linux distro for a hardened NTP time server for my network. It will be running on a dedicated 1U box JUST for the NTP stuff so cycles are not a stress. However I have a few requirements:
fast install, if it goes down it has to be back up again in less than an hour
automatic security updates, like an emerge -u world type thing that I can cron
secured. I only need SSH and NTP open and it must be hardened, preferably out of the box
I have no need of any other apps so the more minimal the better. It's headless so no X needed
Gentoo seems to leap out of the list, but I dont have the time to build it so a binary install would be a better bet for us. I would go with slackware but i would like a distro that is updated more often in the face of security alerts etc