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Bug#575705: openntpd: ntpd.conf and its man page should be more explicit about the "listen" configuration

Package: openntpd
Version: 3.9p1+debian-3
Severity: minor

ntpd.conf says
   # Addresses to listen on (ntpd does not listen by default)
and "man ntpd.conf" says
   listen on address
              Specify a local IP address or a hostname the ntpd(8)
              daemon should listen on.
but nowhere does it explicitly say what it will actually listen
for. This may be obvious to a Debian openntp maintainer, but it would
be nice if it was immediately obvious to people who haven't used ntp
before too

So I suggest that the ntpd.conf entry be changed to
   # Act as an ntp server by listening to queries from these IP addresses/DNS hostnames

And that "man ntpd.conf" be changed to
   listen on address
              The ntpd(8) daemon will act as an ntp server by
              listening to queries from this address. address can be
              either an IP address or a DNS hostname.

Regards, Thue

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=da_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=da_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages openntpd depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.112      add and remove users and groups
ii  libc6                         2.10.2-6   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libssl0.9.8                   0.9.8m-2   SSL shared libraries

openntpd recommends no packages.

openntpd suggests no packages.

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