[ntp:hackers] Cool new stuff

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Tue Jul 25 20:15:45 UTC 2006


The -b, -k, -f and possibly other command line options can be used to 
light up a broadcast client without requiring a configuration file. 
Those options were specifically designed for this purpose.


Danny Mayer wrote:

> Dave,
> What do you expect to happen when there is no config file? Also a
> broadcast client requires authentication unless you disable it and then
> you need a configuration file to do that.
> Danny
> David L. Mills wrote:
>> Sachin,
>> I'm not defending the lack of diagnostic message when the configuration
>> file cannot be found, but it is legitimate to not have one, as is the
>> case with broadcast clients. However, if you specifiy a file and it
>> cannot be found, that should deal a fatal blow.
>> Dave

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