Possible abuse from fetching the leap second file

Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Mon Aug 15 21:41:26 UTC 2016

Yo Hal!

On Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:09:07 -0700
Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:

> kurt at roeckx.be said:
> > You don't need to "update things".  Just point ntp.conf at that
> > file. With update things I was just thinking that I would need to
> > add a trigger when tzdata is update so I can either reload the
> > config file or restart ntpd, depending on what's needed to get it
> > to check the file.  
> If you send SIGHUP to ntpd it will reload a new file.  You can see
> that in syslog or the ntpd log file.

I just pulled git.  I tried -HUP, this is all that happened:

    08-15T14:39:18 ntpd[19189]: Saw SIGHUP
    08-15T14:39:18 ntpd[19189]: reopen_logfile: same length, ignored

What I need ntpd to do on a -HUP is reread ntp.conf.

> SIGHUP will kill ntp classic so doing nothing seems like the
> conservative approach.  I think it's good enough.


Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
	gem at rellim.com  Tel:+1 541 382 8588
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