Is OpenNTPD better than the included NTPD?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Wed Oct 11 13:21:57 PDT 2006

On Wed, Oct 11, 2006 at 10:14:56PM +0200, G?bor K?vesd?n wrote:
> 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
> >IP/port?
> >
> >Kris
> >  
> 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.

I misread and thought he was asking for a server.


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