from src/etc/rc.d/ntpd: required_files="/etc/ntp.conf"

Brad Knowles brad at
Sun Sep 26 10:36:21 PDT 2004

At 10:52 AM +0900 2004-09-26, Rob quoted Scot Hetzel:

>>  If you look at the man page for ntpd, the default configuration file
>>  is /etc/ntpd.conf, so you shouldn't need to specify '-c <ntpd conf
>>  file>' to the ntpd_flags variable.  Also, you don't need the '-p <ntpd
>>  pid file>' in the ntpd_flags as it is the default.

	Are you sure it's /etc/ntpd.conf and not /etc/ntp.conf?

>  On my 5.3-BETA5 system, I have an empty /etc/ntp/ directory.
>  Where does that come from? Seems to be not used at all by
>  any of the ntp(d) programs, or is it? Should it be removed?

	Well, speaking for the version of ntpd from, we don't 
make use of any /etc/ntp directory.  I'm not aware of what may have 
been done with it for FreeBSD.

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