[Fwd: Re: [ntp:questions] ntpd, boot time, and hot plugging]

Alain alainm at pobox.com
Wed Feb 2 17:09:36 UTC 2005

(Sorry, Kenneth Porter, this messages went to you by mistake :( )

I did it this way:
(I am posting it here so that I can be criticized too :))

In the /etc/init.d/ntpd I added just after "start)"
   ntpdate -bu $(cat /etc/ntp.conf | awk '/^server/ { print $2; exit}')

This forces a fast updade from the same server list as in ntp.conf,
usualy only the internal server(s). Then I don bother to wait NTP to
sync because I know that my time is ok.


Kenneth Porter escreveu:
> There's been some discussion on the Fedora-devel list about ways to speed 
> up booting for workstations. One of the things that slows down the boot 
> process is waiting for an initial network time sync. I'd like to solicit 
> opinions on how to organize the interaction between ntpd, the OS, the boot 
> scripts, the network interfaces (which may come and go; think mobile 
> devices), and possible hot-plugged local time sources. There was also 
> discussion a few months ago about getting NTP server addresses from DHCP, 
> so that should be considered.
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