[ntp:questions] Re: auto overwritten /etc/ntp.conf?

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Tue Jan 6 08:39:58 UTC 2004


Amrit wrote:

> Hi, I'm trying to see if anyone has had a weird problem with
> /etc/ntp.conf.
> Every once in a while, mine gets overwritten!  I've seen this happen
> various times on slackware 8.x/9.x (don't know about other distros, this
> is all I
> use).  The version currently in use on 9.1 is 4.1.2, but i'm sure 8.x must
> have had older versions, and 8.x did exhibit similar behavior.

The recent DHCP client, dhcpcd, is capable of updating the ntp.conf file
with a server address supplied by the DHCP server. 

dhcpcd must be startet with the -N option to prevent this. Run "man dhcpcd"
for details.




Martin Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
Bad Pyrmont

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