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

unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Tue Sep 25 19:18:19 UTC 2012


On 2012-09-25, Arpith Nayak <arpithnayak at gmail.com> wrote:
> Could someone give me a blow-by-blow account of what happens exactly?

Try it. It quits AFAIK but I have never tried it.

> 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

No. Where in the world would it search? Would you really want ntpd to try
every ip address on the internet to see if an ntpd server resides there?

> available?
>
> Regards,
> Arpith



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