Shippable ntp.conf files for the HOWTO

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Thu Jun 9 20:08:29 UTC 2016

Achim Gratz <Stromeko at>:
> Now, at least for the raspberryPi, the easier way of doing this is
> keeping the ntpd package installed and configured, just lock the package
> so it doesn't get altered during later updates.  Then install the ntpsec
> binaries into /usr prefix, replacing the original ones.  That leaves the
> original service files in place, which crucially will mobilize the NTP
> server you get via DHCP from your provider and/or nearest router.  That
> gives you a fallback without any further mucking and you can still add
> pool servers or local peers later f you fancy that.

Would we really want to preserve anything but ntp.conf?
		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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