[ntp:questions] Finding out where ntpd gets its ntp.conf file
joegwinn at comcast.net
Fri Sep 5 16:50:19 UTC 2008
In article <48bfe483$0$21371$c30e37c6 at pit-reader.telstra.net>,
"Peter J. Cherny" <peterc at luddite.com.au> wrote:
> Joseph Gwinn wrote:
> > I will file an enhancement request. However, my feeling is that this
> > function would be most useful if added to ntpq, and yielded the full
> > filename including directories, as there may be multiple "ntp.conf"
> > files scattered about. The key is to get NTP to tell us which file NTP
> > is using, without interference from our firmly held but sadly mistaken
> > assumptions about what NTP ought to be doing.
> And you'll file enhancement requests for every other daemon
> on the machine ???
Only the ones that sufficiently annoy me.
> In most OSs the man pages are definitive and mostly correct,
> with changes noted in the release notes.
> If you've paid your support fees, ask the vendor.
> In most of the Unix family, the source is available.
A support question is being placed with IBM.
But newsgroups often think of angles that support does not.
> Else, ask a SysAdmin/SysEngineer/SwEngineer who does this for a living.
> You do have other than junior staff ?
Umm. I'm not a sysadmin. If we had such a person, I wouldn't be doing
the debugging. Few people even know that NTP exists, let alone how it
works well enough to debug an installation. When there is a time
problem, the sysadmins come and grab me to help them. So far, I've
always been able to figure the problem out.
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