[ntp:questions] Connection peaks

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Sun Feb 25 20:01:02 UTC 2007

On 2007-02-25, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht
<wolfgang.rupprecht+gnus200702 at gmail.com> wrote:

> "Ryan Malayter" <malayter at gmail.com> writes:
>> Except that no widely used NTP software (Windows Time or ntpd)
>> actually uses the NTP information in a DHCP packet for anything. So
>> why in the heck would ISPs bother?
> Fedora certainly uses it if it is provided. The dhclient program adds
> all the received servers to the end of /etc/ntp.conf .

Debian's packaged (ISC) dhclient generates an /etc/ntp.conf.dhcp _from_
the existing /etc/ntp.conf; the only changes are in the server
statements. The original ntp.conf is _not_ over-written.

Debian's ntp init script will detect and use /etc/ntp.conf.dhcp instead
of /etc/ntp.conf

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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