[ntp:questions] Re: Laptop

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Wed Mar 15 20:10:09 UTC 2006

Jed Clear wrote:
> David J Taylor wrote:
>> Jed Clear wrote:
>>> The correct question is why did Apple's MacOSX coders see fit to tack
>>> "minpoll 12 maxpoll 17" to *every* line in ntp.conf, whenever you
>>> look at the date & time preferences GUI.  Part of it might be to
>>> spare some of the load on the default NTP servers they supply in
>>> apple.com.  But the code ought not to mess with non-apple servers and
>>> other non-server options.
>> Thanks for that information.  I would have described such an
>> implementation as "broken".
> Didn't I say that?  ;-)
> It's really fun when one's ntp.conf goes from "broadcastclient yes" to "server
> broadcastclient minpoll..." and it adds min and max poll to your auth and keys. 
> I keep a backup ntp.conf copy in $HOME for those times I'm poking around the
> Prefs GUI and forget to skip the date & time section.  This was in 10.3, I
> haven't tried it in 10.4, but OP is running 10.4.  
> Hmm, 10.4.5 seems to blow the file out and add back just the server from the GUI
> with the minpoll 12 maxpoll 17.  Well that's slightly less broke.
> -Jed
Have you filed a bug report with Apple? If not, why not?


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