[ntp:hackers] 4.2.5p203 adds ntpq dumpcfg command

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Mon Aug 24 16:54:34 UTC 2009

Reg Clemens said:

>> 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.

One of the main points of being able to dump configuration to a file
is that it allows persistant storage and reuse of remote configuration
_without_ requiring shell access or the overhead of some sort of admin
front end (as in m0n0wall).

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project http://support.ntp.org/
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