[ntp:hackers] 4.2.5p203 adds ntpq dumpcfg command

Reg Clemens reg at dwf.com
Mon Aug 24 16:42:17 UTC 2009

> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 5:09 PM, Brian Utterback wrote:
> Why can't it have a full or relative path?

Isnt the wrong question being asked here?
The configuration file is small.
Why should it be written to a file at all?
Why not just let ntpq write it to standard output, and if the user 
really wants to put it in a file he can capture it.

That solves ALL the security problems of overwriting a file.

                                        reg at dwf.com

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