[ntp:questions] Re: Specifying command line parameters for ntpd running as a w2k service?

You have no need to know anjahnoaoed at fl.net.invalid
Sat Jan 22 12:19:42 UTC 2005

Abandoning the right to remain silent, mayer at Thu, 20 Jan 2005 09:52:32
-0800 said:

> You have no need to know wrote:
>> Abandoning the right to remain silent, mayer at Wed, 19 Jan 2005
> 10:34:55
>> -0800 said:
>> >
>> > You have no need to know wrote:
>> >> Abandoning the right to remain silent, mayer at Fri, 14 Jan 2005
>> > 15:05:05
>> >> -0800 said:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> This sounds like a good time to suggest a config file directive to
>> >> specify what would otherwise be command line options. I know it
>> > wouldn't
>> >> let you specify the config file name (-c option) but I can't see
> any
>> >> reason why any other field could not be supplied.
>> >>
>> > You don't need to get the config file. That will be a separate key
>> > in the registry. BIND already does it this way. So far the location
>> > has been hard-coded and that needs to change.
>> You are thinking in the windows-centric world. The config file
> directive
>> is equally applicable to other platforms.
> No I'm not. In Unix, you specify the config file in the startup script
> in case you want to change the default location/name. In Windows the
> new
> installer asks you for the location of the config file separately from
> any parameters you want to add. That way you don't have to worry about
> the other arguments. It simplifies a lot of things.

In the non-windows world you can put args on the command line in the
startup script, so the ability to put args in a config file directive
would be a convenience.

>From this thread you can not pass args to a service, so you have to either
have a registry key, or as I suggested, a config file directive.

Going the config file way makes for consistency. The fewer registry keys,
the harder Windows is to stuff up. There have even been rumours M$ has
seen the light and may go back to individual applications having their own
config files.

Avoid reality at all costs.
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