Is OpenNTPD better than the included NTPD?
gabor at FreeBSD.org
Wed Oct 11 13:15:02 PDT 2006
Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 11, 2006 at 03:31:47PM -0400, Rob wrote:
>> I don't plan on allowing anyone to connect to my machine or use it as
>> a NTPD server. I see that OpenNTPD (OpenBSD's version) by default
>> doesn't listen on any IP/port and seems a little more secure. Is this
>> a good one to use over the included one in FreeBSD, or is there
>> something better?
> How are you going to run an NTP server that doesn't listen on any
He might want to use it only for syncing, but ntpd also has such sort of
function irrc. Anyway, OpenNTPD can do privilege separation, that ntpd
can't, I don't know about another difference in the functionality.
Personally, I use OpenNTPD from ports and I'm satisfied with it.
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