[ntp:questions] Why does ntp keep changing my conf file?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Fri Sep 17 00:35:38 UTC 2010

On Sep 16, 2010, at 2:59 PM, Daniel Havey wrote:
> I want ntpdate, and don't really care about ntpd.  I need an ntp server running on one node, and the other nodes connect to the first node with ntpdate like this:
> #!/bin/bash
> SERVER=ntpserver1
> RATE=5
> while [ 1 ];
> do
> ntpdate -b $SERVER
> ntpdate -b $SERVER
> ntpdate -b $SERVER
> sleep $RATE
> done
> So I think what I would like to do is install an NTP server on one node, verify that it works ;^) and have the others keep in synch with the script.

At some point, perhaps, you will figure out that invoking "ntpdate -b" three times in a row in a script running every five seconds is not sensible.  In the meantime, please make sure you don't configure such a script to point to anyone else's NTP servers....


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