[ntp:questions] Re: Can I specify log file in config file ?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Oct 6 02:51:53 UTC 2006

Jeff Boyce wrote:

> Greetings -
> I have read through the man page, the web support site, and have been 
> following the mailing list for months, but I have not seen an answer to 
> this question so I thought I would try here.  Please forgive me if it 
> has been answered elsewhere, then point me to where I can find it, since 
> it seems like such a simple question.  I have a lot of ntp messages 
> cluttering up my general syslog file (var/log/messages) and I would like 
> to have the ntp messages go to a specific ntp log files such as 
> var/log/ntpmsg.  I was hoping to be able to define the log file for ntp 
> in my configuration file, but I do not see any information detailing how 
> I would do that.  I did notice that I can specify a log file as an 
> argument when starting ntp from the command line, but I do not want to 
> have to remember that each time I have to start/restart ntp.  So the 
> important question is: how can I specify in the configuration file a 
> unique log file to send all my ntp log messages to?  Thanks for any help.
> Jeff Boyce
> www.meridianenv.com
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Here's a segment of my ntp.conf file
# NTP monitoring parameters
logfile /var/ntp/ntp.log    <------------- That's how

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