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OpenNTPd, portable ntpd version & website.

Contributed by grey on from the making it easier for other people to use OpenBSD improvements dept.

As pointed out by gwyllion here, Darren Tucker has made a portable implementation of the new ntpd that appeared in OpenBSD. And, as has also been pointed out, there is now a website devoted to this project. Here's hoping that it proves to be as popular as the portable version of OpenSSH!

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  1. By Richard Bejtlich ( on

    I was very pleased to see openntpd appear in the FreeBSD ports tree as net/openntpd this week. The ability to have the daemon bind to a specified interface is one of the best features of this application!


  2. By Matt Van Mater ( on

    The manpages are listed here: In the last undeadly post about the new ntpd here: It was mentioned that if you don't specify which ntp server you want to syncronize with, the prograsm will automatically choose 8 different stratum 2 servers to sync from. This very important feature is not listed in the manpages at all and I think they should be added. Also, as a matter of curiosity, I'd like to see a blurb showing how the random 8 stratum 2 servers are chosen (a parsing of the list that Uni Deleware publishes?), and which ones you are currently configured to use. This is still a really kickass thing. thanks guys!

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      It does it via the new round robin.A new config directive "servers" was added. Read about it in the man page for ntpd.conf. The default ntpd.conf has a single line with servers

  3. By Alan DeWitt ( on

    Very nice indeed. Thanks much!


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