How to bind ntpd to a single address?
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Jan 3 03:29:22 PST 2006
Darren Pilgrim wrote:
> I don't like (let alone want) ntpd binding to every IP address on the host.
> The man pages don't say anything about specifying a binding address for
> ntpd. A search of the sources and Google also failed to reveal anything
> So how to I tell ntpd to bind to a specific IP address?
ntpd doesn't have that functionality I'm afraid. The next best you can do
is review your /etc/ntpd.conf 'restrict' rules carefully and implement a
firewall to control access to port 123/UDP. NTP is not usually counted as
much of a security risk, and the benefits of running it certainly do outweigh
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
Kent, CT11 9PW
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