[ntp:questions] 3 Questions about setting up NTP

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Wed Apr 9 06:22:17 UTC 2008

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:

> /etc/hosts is a perfectly OK thing to use.  It's not the only tool for 
> the job and in most circumstances it's not the best tool but it works!

It's neither sufficient nor necessary in this case.  It's not sufficient 
because it will do nothing unless you also configure the host name in 
ntp.conf.  It's not necessary because you can put the IP address in 

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