[ntp:questions] Finding out where ntpd gets its ntp.conf file
joegwinn at comcast.net
Thu Sep 11 03:43:59 UTC 2008
In article <a6WdnXY1gfe4FVXVnZ2dnUVZ_gudnZ2d at megapath.net>,
hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net (Hal Murray) wrote:
> >I'm not a sysadmin, but am digging into service. I don't recall that
> >the service man page was that helpful, but will look again.
> service is mostly a shortcut to save typing. If you think it is getting
> in your way, run /etc/init.d/ntpd <whatever> by hand. (It also
> fixes up environment and cd-ed directory and whatever.)
Yes. This is what we did to prove that NTP really could generate
loopstats and peerstats.
> The -x command to bash will print each line as it gets expanded
> and executed. So you might try something like:
> bash -x /etc/init.d/ntpd start
> to see what is really going on.
Another good idea to try.
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