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Confusing article

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This article is highly confusing, if you follow it:

  • the title is about the NTP protocol
  • the gentoo package is called net-misc/ntp (the 2nd ntp but not uppercase),
  • and there are pieces of net-misc/openntpd, leading the reader to think he could run ntpd with only ntp as a service.

One could do:

  • rename he article to "ntp" because it should explain the usage/installation/configuration if this application.
  • remove the pieces of net-misc/openntpd

Or other suggestions? Needle (talk) 18:08, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

This page is kinda a mess... 666threesixes666 (talk) 22:41, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
The articles NTP and OpenNTPd are separate. Moved ressouces to the right article Needle (talk) 23:23, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the clean up! --Maffblaster (talk) 07:58, 15 May 2016 (UTC)


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The file /etc/conf.d/ntpd is not mentioned. Please explain NTPD_OPTS:

FILE /etc/conf.d/ntpd
# /etc/conf.d/ntpd
# Options to pass to the ntpd process
# Most people should leave this line alone ...
# however, if you know what you're doing, feel free to tweak
NTPD_OPTS="-g -u ntp:ntp"
Charles, you probably have figured this out by now. The /etc/conf.d/ntpd file is a service configuration file for the NTP daemon. The NTPD_OPTS variable simply holds values (options and arguements) that are passed to the NTP daemon when it starts. Look at the ntpd man page to see what the options are doing. :) Cheers! --Maffblaster (talk) 07:58, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

On systems where a network connection is not always available at boot

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FILE /etc/ntp.conf

fudge stratum 10

is it correct?

Maybe — The preceding unsigned comment was added by ‎Kurlovitsch (talkcontribs)

Looks like this and this --Cronolio (talk) 16:05, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Move Busybox to Network Time Protokol

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I would like to see the Busybox stuff to implementations of the Network Time Protocol article.--Charles17 (talk) 15:47, 15 June 2020 (UTC)