[ntp:questions] Finding out where ntpd gets its ntp.conf file
kostecke at ntp.org
Thu Sep 4 14:24:17 UTC 2008
On 2008-09-03, Joseph Gwinn <joegwinn at comcast.net> wrote:
> Read the "service" shell script. It appears to get its file paths from
> environment variables named after the thing being started and stopped
> and accessible only in the root environment; this bit of RHEL-specific
> structure is being chased down. (Does anyone know where this is
On Linux OSes init scripts are typically found in /etc/init.d/ or
/etc/rc.d/init.d/ Look for one named ntp (or something containing ntp).
> Which brings me to a question: How does one get NTP to tell you exactly
> where it is getting such things as the ntp.conf file from, all without
> being able to find or see the actual command line or lines that launched
> the daemon? I did not see a ntpq command that sounded plausible,
> although ntpq would be an obvious choice.
> This would be very useful for debugging, as each and every platform type
> seems to have a different approach to handling NTP.
Why not use the file location features built in to your OS to find all
possible instances of ntp.conf?
$ locate ntp.conf
$ find / -name ntp.conf
Pipe the output of either of those commands to 'xargs ls -l' to see the
datestamps of the files.
Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/
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