setting ntp-servers for ntpdate via dhcp

Jonathan Horne jhorne at
Sun Jul 2 21:30:48 UTC 2006

On Sunday 02 July 2006 15:49, Erik Nørgaard wrote:
> Hi:
> There is a dhcp-option, ntp-servers, to set which ntp-server to use. It
> would be quite useful with ntpdate. Does anyone have a patch to ntpdate
> startup script or other hack that use this option? - just before I start
> hacking myself...
> Thanks, Erik

my ntp options in /etc/rc.conf look like this:


when my system boots, ntpdate forces the time to syncronize (no matter how far 
off it is), and then ntp takes over from there.


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