5.3-BETA7: /etc/rc.d/ntpdate not using "$ntpdate_flags" from
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Wed Oct 6 19:18:20 PDT 2004
I'm puzzled by the /etc/rc.d/ntpdate script and
I wonder whether the script is wrong, or there
is lack of documentation here.
In /etc/rc.conf, I am using:
with servers listed in /etc/ntp.conf.
But I wonder if ntpdate instantly adjusts time
using the "-b" from default ntpdate_flags.
The flags used by the /etc/rc.d/ntpdate script
are found in this order:
1. If /etc/ntp.conf exists and has servers
listed, then extract the servers from here.
2. If above fails to find servers, then use
servers listed in /etc/rc.conf as
3. If all that fails, exit ntpdate without doing
any time/date modifications.
I also wonder whether the default ntpdate_flags
(set to "-b") has any effect at all, since it is
ignored in case 1.
Is something wrongly configured here?
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