[ntp:questions] Re: Latest changes to TWiki GettingStarted

Harlan Stenn 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
>>config file.
>
>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.

H



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