[ntp:questions] Re: Suppressing IP6; Keeping /dev/ppsX; simple MSF clocks and monitors

Per Hedeland per at hedeland.org
Thu Nov 20 23:49:36 UTC 2003

In article <iojTDbCm8Hv$EwLf at nospam.oak-wood.co.uk> Chris Hastie
<chris at nospam.oak-wood.co.uk> writes:
>Maybe this is an OS / resolver config problem rather than ntpd. I'm
>using 4.2.0 on FreeBSD 5.1
>I'd soft linked /dev/pps1 to /dev/ttyd0, but this link didn't survive
>the reboot, resulting in ntpd complaining about the lack of /dev/pps1.
>Should it have survived the reboot? If not is there a way to ensure it
>does? If not, what's the sensible way around this - edit
>/usr/local/rc.d/ntpd.sh to create it just before ntpd starts?

FreeBSD 5.x uses devfs (man 5 devfs; man 8 devfs) which among many other
things means that /dev is "created" afresh on each boot. /etc/rc.devfs
is probably the "proper" place to create that link. (At least unless
some more "sophisticated" support via /etc/rc.conf has been added in 5.1
- I'm still at 5.0.)

--Per Hedeland
per at hedeland.org

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