Subject: Re: placement of ntpdate in /etc/rc
To: Erik Bertelsen <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/07/1997 10:52:51
On Thu, 7 Aug 1997, Erik Bertelsen wrote:

> I noticed that the call to ntpdate was moved within /etc/rc 1-2 days
> ago.
> Is there any reason that ntpdate is called after syslogd, nfs/yp, and
> cron? Wouldn't it be better to reset the time as soon as possible after
> starting the network to void having daemons running with a wrong
> impression of the time or with files being updated with wrong access
> and modification times?

I have no idea, but I'd expect it'd be good to have syslogd up before
ntpdate, so that you catch all time changes. :-)

Take care,