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Re: CVS commit: src/external/bsd/dhcpcd/dist

Roy Marples wrote:
On Fri, 2009-01-09 at 08:39 +0100, Frank Kardel wrote:
I see that dhcpd apparently does the restart dance with ntp. As of ntp 4.2.4 (already included in NetBSD 4.0) restarting ntp for coping with changed IP-addresses is no longer necessary. ntpd perfectly understands changed ip addresses on interfaces and re-binds itself (unless running as non-root). Usually it is better to keep ntpd running as a restart
destroys all statistics.
may we should consider to avoid restarting ntpd unless it runs as non-root.

We restart it because the NTP server(s) to use may have changed. I'm
pretty sure that NTP does not detect this on the fly.
You are right. ntpd does not detect a change in conf files.
Also we only restart NTP if the generated config file has actually
changed and if NTP was already running.
I am fine with it if it is a (dhcpd) generated conf file and ntp handling can be disabled in dhcpd (which I believe is possible when I recall previous discussion correctly).


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