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Re: Starting service (particularly ntpd) in background

On 25 May 2013 at 22:45, Mayuresh wrote:

> I find ntpd to be time taking during the boot process. There will of
> course be some explanation of this. I can also possibly try using nearby
> servers/switches that support ntp to reduce the time.
> However ntpd is a service that I afford to start even after the boot. It
> does not need to delay my getting a login prompt.
> Is there any way to start a service in the background in NetBSD?
> Alternatively, is there any way to configure ntpd to start in background?
> Mayuresh


I've never noticed a significant delay.

I have ntpdate run first before ntpd as that gives a 
quicker time for ntpd to be in sync with the minimum 
of 3 sources from those in ntp.conf.

>From /var/log/messages: 
ntpdate takes < 6 sec.
ntpd takes < 2 sec

This is from a server running NetBSD-6.1-stable i386.


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