Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: None <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/10/1999 12:58:01
Bill Sommerfeld wrote:

> Module Name:	basesrc
> Committed By:	sommerfeld
> Date:		Sat Oct  9 21:07:19 UTC 1999
> Modified Files:
> 	basesrc/etc: rc.conf
> Log Message:
> Add -f /var/db/ntp.drift to default xntpd parameters.

I've wondered every now and then about the reason for having the pid
file on the command line, and now this.  These parameters can be easily
placed inside the config file - the documentation already mentions
this in the "Configuring Your Server or Client" section, albeit with
/etc/ntp.drift but that's easy to fix.

I know this is easy to override, but am curious for the reasoning...