ntp in /etc/services
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Wed Aug 12 09:44:27 UTC 2020
> Is that a bug, or should I remove that chunk of text?
That doesn't seem very clear. Let me try again.
The documentation mentions /etc/services
The current code doesn't use it. It passes "123" rather than "ntp" to the DNS
How should we fix that?
1) fix documentation (easy, remove 2 lines)
2) change code to use /etc/services
The second choice might be interesting for some reason that I'm not aware of.
There is another possibility -- a configure time option. That doesn't seem
interesting to me but might be appropriate if using /etc/services is the right
thing to do but some systems don't support it or we decide not to use
/etc/services in the normal case but there is some obscure case that needs it.
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