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

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Fri Jan 9 19:11:35 UTC 2004


Danny,

I have in hand for evaluation a NTP server which synchronizes to GPS
indirectly via the CDMA cellular network. That's cool, but the network
interface configuration defaults to DHCP. Obviously, the makers don't
have much experience in running public servers.

Dave

Danny Mayer wrote:
> 
> 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?
> 
> Danny



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