Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 10/09/1999 23:04:12
> I've wondered every now and then about the reason for having the pid
> file on the command line, and now this.
> I know this is easy to override, but am curious for the reasoning...
Well, the main thing instigating this was that Thor and I discovered
today that xntpd won't use the kernel PLL support unless you specify a
As we don't ship a default ntp.conf file, putting these options on the
command line makes it more likely that the "right thing" will happen.
moreover, with xntpd -m or xntpd -b for multicast/broadcast NTP, you
don't need to configure any peers so you can do all the configuration
on the command line.