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

Arthur Lambert lambertarthur22 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 17:22:36 UTC 2014

Hi David,

I don't get your point. You know that we can live just with fire ? Why do
we invent electricity....  And computer ? This is exactly the same here. I
change the channel on my tv, I dont want to reboot it to get the new tv
channel.... It's worked ok but it a very strange choice of architecture.

But I can guess with your answer that I cannot handle modification on my
ntp conf without restart it. I will try to patch it to get it work with my

Le 8 avr. 2014 16:19, "David Lord" <snews at lordynet.org> a écrit :

> 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
> Hi
> 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.
> David
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