[systemd-devel] [PATCH] timedated: add configure option to set name of controlled NTP service

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue Aug 26 05:37:33 PDT 2014

On Tue, 26.08.14 16:34, Andrei Borzenkov (arvidjaar at gmail.com) wrote:

> > I don't really think that timedated should manage an NTP server like
> > ntpd/chrony. timedated's primary job is to be a service to GNOME and
> > other DEs. But if an admin wants to upgrade to a full NTP server, then
> > he should really enable/disable that with "systemctl" or a similar
> > command.
> What's wrong with having standard API for querying whether NTP is
> enabled on a system? Is it better if every DE has to use home-grown
> checks multiplied by number of NTP implementations?

We are simply not in that business. I mean, we don't provide the same
for HTTP implementations, FTP implementations, webdav implementations,
and so on either...


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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