Contributed by grey on from the dusting for daemons dept.
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 ntpd_flags="" 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 to. 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 report back. Thanks Henning
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