[ntp:questions] NTP on laptop?

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Tue Mar 7 22:52:29 UTC 2006

Dave Vandervies wrote:
> How friendly is ntpd to typical laptop network connection habits?
> If I just leave ntpd running with a ntp.conf that points it at network
> servers along with the local clock, will it talk to the servers when
> they're reachable and run off of the local clock when they aren't?
> If it won't notice on its own when network connection status changes,
> will it be enough to swap different versions of ntp.conf in and out in
> my network connection up/down scripts (and let the daemon notice that
> it's changed), or will I need to restart ntpd as well for the changes
> to take effect?
> dave
For now you just need to restart ntpd. We are working on new code that
will dynamically figure it out and you won't need to do this. It will be
in the development stream as soon as 4.2.1 is released.


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