ntpd question

Joshua Lokken joshua at twobirds.us
Fri Mar 12 09:08:54 PST 2004

* Shaun T. Erickson <ste at ste-land.com> [2004-03-12 08:27]:
> Matthew Seaman wrote:
> >Unfortuately if you're going to run ntpd, you can't get rid of these:
> >ntpd(8) will automatically bind to all interfaces on the system, and
> >there are no controls within ntpd to control that.
> Darn. Thanks for the suggestions! I was already controlling access to 
> the port with my ipfilter firewall, and will continue to do so. I just 
> believe in not letting anything bind to a port, that isn't required to.

If you're just keeping one machine's clock in sync,
you could try using ntpdate rather than ntpd.


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