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Re: How to start NTPD?

JoeHill wrote:

> In installed the NTP, as well as the ntp-docs, and for the life of me I
> can't figure out how to start ntpd. There does not even appear to be an
> 'ntpd' anywhere (tried 'which'), and from going over the docs I cannot
> find a section on how to start/stop/restart the service, and there is no
> seperate 'ntpd' package.

Have you tried "/etc/init.d/ntp start"?

> On a related note, to start/stop/restart a service on my Mandrake machine,
> I use the 'service' command. I somehow ended up with the impression that
> the analagous command on Debian was 'dpkg-reconfigure'. I'm way off, I
> suspect. Clarification on that also appreciated.

dpkg-reconfigure is for changing configuration settings. Starting/stopping
is controlled by the scripts in /etc/init.d. You can also use invoke-rc.d
or install the sysvconfig package (for Sarge and Sid) and get the service
command you are used to.


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