[ntp:questions] Re: DHCP and NTP configuration

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Tue Oct 28 22:30:05 UTC 2003

mcintosh at nospam.com (Allen McIntosh) wrote in message news:<bnlrp2$7hb$1 at mc-pc.research.telcordia.com>...
> In article <3a2a0492.0310280515.1821669a at posting.google.com>,
> Danny Mayer <mayer at gis.net> wrote:
> >I don't understand the question. DHCP doesn't distribute anything to NTP.
> >NTP gets its address information from DNS using the resolver running
> >on the server. DHCP MAY send dynamic DNS updates to the DNS responsible
> >for the domain but that's a DHCP configuration question and you should
> >be asking in the DHCP newsgroup.
> The issue here is that DHCPD (the one that comes with the Linux
> distributions I use and the one our computer center uses) has a
> 'time-servers' option that lets you list the addresses of
> 'RFC 868 time servers'.  I think the OP was looking for DHCP
> clients that use this information.
> As I indicated in another post, the matching version of DHCPCD
> uses this information to build an ntp.conf file.

This is still independent of NTP. What DHCPD does or should be doing belongs
in the DHCPD mailing list. I'm sure Ted Lemon would be able to answer these
kinds of questions.


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