[ntp:questions] Handle ntp conf modification when ntp is already running

David Lord snews at lordynet.org
Tue Apr 8 13:39:11 UTC 2014

Arthur Lambert wrote:
> Hi,
> I am currently using ntpd for my project. My need is to be able to use
> new ntp url when I put a new url in ntp.conf even if the ntp daemon is
> already running. Currently, I need to kill and reboot ntpd to be able
> to use the new ntp url set in my configuration file. i guess that my
> solution right now is to start ntpd in a hat process to be able to
> restart it if I detect a change in ntp conf file.
> Do I have really to restart ntpd to see new ntp url ? I tried to check
> option on ntpd to find a way to handle this case but I am not able to
> see this feature in the current implementation of ntpd


I've lived with "your problem" since 1997 when I switched from
mostly running chrony to mostly running ntp.

I never saw it as a problem.


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