Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/ntp/ntptrace
To: Nicolas Joly <email@example.com>
From: Frederick Bruckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/28/2003 11:49:35
On Sun, 28 Dec 2003, Nicolas Joly wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 28, 2003 at 12:36:56PM +0100, Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> > Hi,
> > IMHO such hacks shouldn't be done.
> > Change /etc/nsswitch.conf or use 127.0.0.1 if you really want it.
> I don't really want it.
> But without any argument, as described in the man page, ntptrace
> checks for localhost first, which generate a warning :
> njoly@hal [~]> ntptrace
> Host not found.
> localhost: stratum 2, offset -0.000758, synch distance 0.049004
> ntp.pasteur.fr: stratum 1, offset 0.000516, synch distance 0.012820, refid 'TDF'
Ah. I don't get that error because I have localhost in my nameserver:
# host localhost
localhost.immanent.net has address 127.0.0.1
localhost.immanent.net has address ::1
but that's a hack, too. What happens if, instead of your change, we
set the default host to "localhost." (with trailing dot)?