[nycbug-talk] dhcp ntp

Okan Demirmen okan at demirmen.com
Sun Jun 11 21:55:05 EDT 2006

On Sun 2006.06.11 at 14:37 -0400, michael wrote:
> I have set up my dhcp server at home to dole out "option ntp-servers"
> with each request for an IP.  I'm hoping to have all the home nodes to
> sync their clock to my local time server.
> While I could have just hard coded the local address into each machine,
> I was hoping to have my laptop go 'local' when it is home then go
> 'global' (north-america.pool.ntp.org) when I'm on the road.  I tested it
> with an OpenBSD laptop and it does not appear to use that setting, even
> thought I put it in the request section of the dhclient.conf.  I
> assumed it would overwrite ntpd.conf like it does resolv.conf.  This
> option even appears in dhcp-options(5)
> Is this just a "neat" feature that is not implemented in the dhclient?

i don't believe it is implemented. consider using the script option in
dhclient if you wish to trust the dhcp server you get ntp-servers.

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