cvs commit: src/etc/rc.d ntpdate

Sean Chittenden seanc at
Mon Sep 13 20:04:51 PDT 2004

seanc       2004-09-14 03:04:50 UTC

  FreeBSD src repository (doc,ports committer)

  Removed files:
    etc/rc.d             ntpdate 
  Stop using ntpdate(1) in our startup procedure.  Replace ntpdate(1) with
  calls to ntpd -g.  ntpd is noticeably slower than ntpdate, but is also more
  accurate.  This removes the nasty hackery in rc.d/ntpdate that would parse
  out ntp servers from /etc/ntp.conf (ntpd knows how to read its own config
  file).  By default, ntpd *will* sync with its listed time servers.  To
  turn this off so that ntpd does not sync, ntpd_sync_on_start="NO" can be
  added to /etc/rc.conf.  If ntpd is not enabled (the default), then time is
  not synced on startup.  ntpdate has been depreciated by the ntpd authors
  for quite some time so this change shouldn't be unexpected.
  Suggested by:   des
  Approved by:    roberto (resident ntp guru)
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.10      +0 -33     src/etc/rc.d/ntpdate (dead)

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