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

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Feb 4 08:52:09 UTC 2005

At 8:18 PM -0500 2005-02-03, Tom Smith wrote:

>  I'd also say that should always be the startup mode, -g or no -g
>  (or at least -g should be implied during that first phase, whether
>  or not it's requested for the "permanent" phase).

	No.  The point of "-g" is that the admin has to explicitly 
request that ntpd be allowed to make large-scale changes, and ntpd 
should not assume that it can do that unless specifically requested.

	No.  Absolutely not.

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