new ntpd in base
Contributed by grey on Sat Jul 10 00:30:59 2004 (GMT)
from the dusting for daemons dept.
As announced here the NTP daemon which we mentioned was being worked on here is now in the base install of OpenBSD.
Here is the complete announcement as posted to misc@:
OpenBSD now includes an NTP daemon in the base install.
It is written from scratch by alexander@ and myself.
Of course it is privilege seperated, chroot()ed etc ;)
It is very easy to use; basically all you need to do is to add
to your /etc/rc.conf.local (or change that line in rc.conf for those
who need to feel the pain). The default cofiguration file is completely
usable, it randomly picks 8 public stratum 2 ntp servers to synchronize
Unlike xntpd, ntpd is just what we call an network input engine. It does
not do much timekeeping on its own, instead, it feeds the in-kernel
timekeeping using adjtime(2), and can redistribute that time.
With the work done today ntpd(8) is now fully usable. Please use it and
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