[ntp:hackers] 4.2.5p203 adds ntpq dumpcfg command

Brian Utterback brian.utterback at sun.com
Mon Aug 24 17:17:34 UTC 2009

The key piece missing here (that I too missed initially) is that the 
dumpcfg command is issued by ntpq, but the file is written on the 
server. Whether or not to return the info to ntpq is still up in the air.

Reg Clemens wrote:
>> 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.


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