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

Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder grazdan at fortytwo.ch
Tue Jan 6 16:44:58 UTC 2004

Clinging to sanity, Danny Mayer mumbled in his beard:

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

The DHCP protocol has options to transmit the addresses of various servers
to the client - of course, there's the DNS and gateway addresses, but there
are also others like WINS servers and ntp servers.  Until recently few dhcp
clients have used this additional info.

-- vbi

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