Subject: HEADS UP: ntp4 now in use.
To: None <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/03/2000 00:16:56

I've cut everything over to use ntp4, and all traces of xntp3 should now
be gone from the build tree.  For reasons I don't understand, the ntp
people renamed the daemon to ntpd with version 4 of the ntp software (it
was ntpd in v1, xntpd in v2 and v3).  Because of this, and that a shared
libntp isn't used anymore (the binaries are smaller including the code
directly rather than keeping the shared libraries), there will be a few
files that need to be removed or modified:

 + Remove /usr/sbin/xntpd and /usr/sbin/xntpdc
 + Remove /usr/lib/libntp*
 + Remove /etc/rc.d/xntpd and install /usr/src/etc/rc.d/ntpd in /etc/rc.d
 + Change the rc.conf xntpd and xntpd_flags variables to ntpd and ntpd_flags
 + (Possibly) change the pidfile name to in /etc/ntp.conf

As Jonathan Stone mentioned in an earlier message, your old ntp.conf
configuration file should still work, but there are new features
(such as muliticast support) you may want to investigate.  There are
some rough-around-the-edges man pages supplied, however the full HTML
documentation supplied with ntp4 is installed in /usr/share/doc/html/ntp.

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