[ntp:questions] Re: DHCP and NTP configuration
ken.blacklist at sewingwitch.com
Fri Nov 21 19:26:03 UTC 2003
Dale Worley <worley at dragon.ariadne.com> wrote in
news:87oevymwnp.fsf at netnews.comcast.net:
> As for what DHCP systems use this option, in Red Hat Linux 8.0,
> /etc/dhclient-script processes information obtained from the DHCP
> server, and it includes the following code
> That's a little harsh, since it overwrites any NTP configuration
> already present.
Go to http://bugzilla.redhat.com/ and enter "dhcp ntp" as the search terms
in the simple search form.
Here's one of the hits that matches your description:
Ideally the DHCP client script shouldn't overwrite the hand-crafted
ntp.conf, but should instead write a separate server list file that
ntp.conf consults. Is there any mechanism within the ntp package to use
something like an include file that might facilitate this?
Currently DHCP can only provide a simple list of addresses, sorted by
preference. Should it provide other configuration options? If so, we need a
new RFC to define those additional options so that commercial implementors
can start adding support for them.
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