[ntp:questions] Re: NTP on laptop?

John Pettitt jpp at cloudview.com
Tue Mar 7 23:21:31 UTC 2006

Danny Mayer wrote:
> 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.
> Danny
> _______________________________________________

If the net comes back with the same address you don't need to restart - if it comes back with a
different address you do.


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