[ntp:questions] How to Run NTPD

Aggie c.kevin.lam at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 15:47:23 UTC 2007

Dear all,

I know this may sound stupid =D, but I have been trying for awhile, so
here it goes.

How to run NTPD on VxWorks. VxWorks is a RTOS, and sp means spawn

I typed:
-> sp(ntpd, "-c", "/romfs/ntp.conf")        // at the command prompt,

but it gave me this:
ntpd: Command line arguments not allowed
ntpd - NTP daemon program - Ver. 4.2.4p3
USAGE:  ntpd [ -<flag> [<val>] | --<name>[{=| }<val>] ]...
  Flg Arg Option-Name    Description
   -4 no  ipv4           Force IPv4 DNS name resolution
   -6 no  ipv6           Force IPv6 DNS name resolution
   -a no  authreq        Require crypto authentication
   -A no  authnoreq      Do not require crypto authentication
   -b no  bcastsync      Allow us to sync to broadcast servers
   -c Str configfile     configuration file name
   -d no  debug-level    Increase output debug message level
   -D Str set-debug-level Set the output debug message level
   -f Str driftfile      frequency drift file name
   -g no  panicgate      Allow the first adjustment to be Big
   -i Str jaildir        Jail directory
   -I Str interface      Listen on interface
   -k Str keyfile        path to symmetric keys
   -l Str logfile        path to the log file
   -L no  novirtualips   Do not listen to virtual IPs
   -n no  nofork         Do not fork
   -N no  nice           Run at high priority
   -p Str pidfile        path to the PID file
   -P Num priority       Process priority
   -q no  quit           Set the time and quit
   -r Str propagationdelay Broadcast/propagation delay
   -U Num updateinterval interval in seconds between scans for new or
d interfaces
   -s Str statsdir       Statistics file location
   -t Str trustedkey     Trusted key number
   -u Str user           Run as userid (or userid:groupid)
   -v Str var            make ARG an ntp variable (RW)
   -V Str dvar           make ARG an ntp variable (RW|DEF)
   -x no  slew           Slew up to 600 seconds
   -v opt version        Output version information and exit
   -? no  help           Display usage information and exit
   -! no  more-help      Extended usage information passed thru pager

Options are specified by doubled hyphens and their name
or by a single hyphen and the flag character.

please send bug reports to:  http://bugs.ntp.isc.org, bugs at ntp.org

I tried to do similar things on windows, it also gave me something
similar. Do anyone know what i did wrong?? Have you ever got this
error message?? How do you run ntpd on windows/unix machine?? Thanks.
Any advice help.


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