[ntp:questions] Finding out where ntpd gets its ntp.conf file

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Fri Sep 12 18:30:49 UTC 2008

>> No I suspect you ran /usr/sbin/ntpd, not /etc/init.d/ntpd
>> /etc/init.d/ntpd start should do EXACTLY the same thing as when the system
>> runs it on bootup.
>If I recall, the line that worked was "/etc/init.d/ntpd -c <filename of 
>our ntp.conf file>".  I don't recall that sbin was involved.

Running the init script with arguments that you want passed to ntpd
is not likely to work.  It checks it's first argument for things
like start, stop, restart...

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