Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 591838
ntpd -q does not exit when no servers are defined in /etc/ntpd.conf
Last modified: 2011-07-21 02:44:11 EDT
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The "-q" command line option causes the ntpd service to exit immediately after the clock is set. Prior to this update, the man page ntpd(8) did not document that this only occurs if there are servers configured for ntpd to set the clock against. The user could conclude that ntpd was misbehaving when it did not quit if run with the "-q" switch but with no configured servers. With this update, the ntpd(8) man page notes that "ntpd -q" only exits if used to set the clock with configured servers.
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