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

On Mon 03 Aug 2009 at 08:42:01 PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>On Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 05:45:48PM +0000, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> Log Message:
>> ntpdate can't work without named because a modern ntp.conf has dns
>> names in it. We therefore now depend on it.
>Of course it can. The system could use a DNS recursor other than BIND,
>it could just use a non-local DNS server, etc. Your assumptions are not
>correct for this reason.
>Now tell me again where this was discussed and why this is the correct
>way to implememt it?
>I would actually consider hard-wiring the IP/IPv6 address of the host a
>more than valid approach if you insist on the early ntpdate...

That's what I do. My local resolver is not available when ntpdate
runs, so I use an IP for that, then dns records for ntpd.

Having ntpdate run before rw mounting would be a good thing too.

Since I don't use bind, I would just assume exclude it from my
world build.


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