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

Dowd, Greg Greg.Dowd at microsemi.com
Tue Apr 8 16:24:39 UTC 2014

do you mean a new association?  Like the ntpdc addserver command?  

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From: questions-bounces+greg.dowd=microsemi.com at lists.ntp.org [mailto:questions-bounces+greg.dowd=microsemi.com at lists.ntp.org] On Behalf Of David Lord
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 6:39 AM
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Subject: Re: [ntp:questions] Handle ntp conf modification when ntp is already running

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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