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Re: CVS commit: src/etc/rc.d

On Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 05:45:48PM +0000, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Module Name:  src
> Committed By: perry
> Date:         Mon Aug  3 17:45:48 UTC 2009
> Modified Files:
>       src/etc/rc.d: named ntpdate
> Log Message:
> ntpdate can't work without named because a modern ntp.conf has dns
> names in it. We therefore now depend on it.


That maybe true if you use some round robing ntp serers, but not if
you hard wire it to specific hosts.

> However, this would have then created a circular dependency because named
> depended on "SERVERS", and racoon was before SERVERS and required kdc,
> and kdc needs the time to be right and thus depended on ntp.
> Instead, have named depend on NETWORKING (so that there is a network
> there), mountcritremote (so we know that named has a directory to work
> from) and syslogd (so that named has some place to spew information).
> I'm not sure this is perfect, but it is certainly a big improvement
> over constantly failing ntpdate runs during boot.

Where did you ask for review if you are not certain about this changes?


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