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

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Tue Jan 6 14:15:07 UTC 2004

Martin Burnicki <martin.burnicki at meinberg.de> wrote in message news:<3s8qc1-m2e.ln1 at gateway.py.meinberg.de>...
> Amrit,
> 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.
> Regards,
> Martin

I hate to ask but why would DHCP have anything to do with ntp and why would
it overwrite the ntp.conf file?


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