cvs commit: src UPDATING src/etc/defaults rc.conf src/etc/rc.d Makefile ntpd rpcbind

David Schultz das at FreeBSD.ORG
Tue Sep 14 08:25:19 PDT 2004

On Tue, Sep 14, 2004, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <20040914.000712.57271340.imp at>, "M. Warner Losh" writes:
> >In message: <200409140301.i8E31cvR099301 at>
> >            Sean Chittenden <seanc at> writes:
> >: ntpdate's use has been depreciated by the ntpd
> >: authors for quite some time so this change shouldn't be unexpected.
> >
> >Except that ntpdate is still useful, despite their views to the
> >contrary.  I really really really do not like this change.
> We should probably import the SNTP daemon which OpenBSD has written
> and use that for lightweight use.  I talked to Henning about it at
> SUCON'04 and what I heard made sense for the lightweight segment.

The OpenBSD code is of sufficiently higher quality (particularly
with respect to secure programming practices) that I would support
a long-term goal of switching to the OpenBSD code entirely.
Unfortunately, there are still numerous missing features that need
to be added before that can happen.

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