[ntp:questions] What exactly happens to ntpd if it is made to run and no server address is given in the ntp.conf file?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Sep 25 17:55:34 UTC 2012


On 9/25/2012 12:26 PM, Arpith Nayak wrote:
> Could someone give me a blow-by-blow account of what happens exactly?
> Also, does ntpd search for an NTP server in the network accessible by it if
> no server is specified? Can we implement this functionality if not
> available?
>
> Regards,
> Arpith
>

What problem are you trying to solve?  I don't know what NTPD will do if 
run without a time source.  I can't think of any use for such a 
configuration!




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