[ntp:questions] Re: Latest changes to TWiki GettingStarted
stenn at maccarony.ntp.org
Thu Oct 9 07:43:50 UTC 2003
In article <vo9qko105ipue2 at corp.supernews.com>,
Hal Murray <hmurray at suespammers.org> wrote:
>>I want to see a URL be allowed as the target of the -c flag, and then ntpd
>>would "fetch" the config file that way. It could be a file:// (in which
>>case we'd do an open() on it) or it could be an http:// reference. This
>>would allow a "server" to supply a client with a potentially customized
>Would using DHCP be simpler and good enough?
Not in call cases, from what I have seen.
>Do you want to distribute fancy config files for servers or simple ones
>for personal workstations? DHCP is probably good enough for
>workstations. Adding another server in the list of things
>that have to work right seems like asking for trouble when you
>are rebooting the world after a power failure.
I'm talking mechanism here. Folks don't have to use it. We could try it
and see if/where it is useful. Folks can make a local policy choices -
use it or not, for clients and/or servers.
Yes, there are pros and cons everywhere.
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