[ntp:questions] Deprecating ntpdate for Red Hat

Kenneth Porter shiva.blacklist at sewingwitch.com
Tue Feb 8 17:38:28 UTC 2005

I don't see any bugzilla's filed to deprecate ntpdate:


Anyone care to word one?

Currently the Red Hat initscript /etc/rc.d/init.d/ntpd will use ntpdate to 
set the initial time if the file /etc/ntp/step-tickers (a list of servers 
to initially query) is present. (I'm looking at the ntp-4.2.0-7 package 
from Fedora Core 2.) Otherwise it falls back to "ntpd -g". I'd suggest that 
the presence of step-tickers result in a warning and be ignored. Is there a 
better way to do this?

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