[ntp:hackers] 4.2.5p203 adds ntpq dumpcfg command

Brian Utterback brian.utterback at sun.com
Mon Aug 24 18:06:35 UTC 2009

Since ntpd is remotely configurable, the ntp.conf file may not reflect 
the current configuration. Being able to dump the current 
configuration would seem to be a prerequisite for doing a suspend and 
resume function, for instance.

Reg Clemens wrote:
> I guess this gets back to my previous question about a lack of 
> documentation.
> I have no idea what problem having 'dumpcfg' is trying to solve.
> If its for backup, why not just copy the ntp.conf file?
> From what I can see, this is being done just because it CAN be done
> and all that is doing is adding to the code bloat in ntp.


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