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

Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wolfgang+gnus20050215T092023 at dailyplanet.dontspam.wsrcc.com
Tue Feb 15 17:47:59 UTC 2005

> <https://ntp.isc.org/bin/view/Support/StartingNTP4#Section_6.1.4.3.> to

This page glosses over one important little detail.  Boot order.  Can
the folks pushing for "ntpd -g -N" over "ntpdate" please put a
concrete boot order proposal forward?  Of particular interest would be
to see their proposed ordering for:

    bind ntpd syslogd

Under the old way of doing things we had a relatively clean order of:


That allowed for: 1) the rough date to be set before syslogd started
writing into the logfiles.  2) bind to be started before the symbolic
names in ntp.conf needed processing.  3) the ntpd (and bind) startup
messages would be saved to the syslogs so one had a record if things
went wrong.  One still needed to have some of the ntpd server names in
/etc/hosts for ntpdate, but one didn't need to have all of the names
in there and the IP addresses didn't all have to be 100% correct since
a few resolve failures at this point wouldn't really matter.

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