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Feature #10918

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Enable NTP service by default

Added by Michal Nowak about 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
OI-Userland
Target version:
Start date:
2019-05-06
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% Done:

0%

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Difficulty:
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Description

I am perplexed that ntp service, though installed, does not run on new system by default.

Shortly after installation in VirtualBox guest, time is off by 1-2 seconds compared to my host (where NTP service is on).

Surely there's a reason it's off by default?

Actions #1

Updated by Joshua M. Clulow about 2 years ago

Note that you'll probably need to sign up for a Vendor-specific DNS name if you intend to ship a pre-configured NTP configuration in OpenIndiana. See the NTP pool vendor page for information: https://www.ntppool.org/en/vendors.html

We did this for SmartOS (N.smartos.pool.ntp.org) quite some time ago and I recall it being pretty easy to do.

Actions #2

Updated by Alexander Pyhalov about 2 years ago

If you enable it by default, ensure that this applies only to GZ.

Actions #3

Updated by Michal Nowak almost 2 years ago

Thanks Josh. We eventually figured out that we acquired the vendored pool quite some time ago :).

Actions #4

Updated by Michal Nowak almost 2 years ago

  • Category set to OI-Userland
  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Assignee set to Michal Nowak
  • Target version set to Hipster
  • % Done changed from 0 to 90
  • Tags deleted (needs-triage)
Actions #5

Updated by Michal Nowak almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to In Progress
  • % Done changed from 90 to 0
Actions #6

Updated by Michal Nowak almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • Assignee deleted (Michal Nowak)

Seeing how surprisingly difficult this is, I am not convinced, we need this. Documentation should do.

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