Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: Bill Sommerfeld <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/10/1999 13:08:28
Bill Sommerfeld wrote:

> > 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
> driftfile.
> 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.

Good enough for me :-)