"ludovic LECLERC" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> can someone tell me why there are 2 ntpd processes running when I add
> an unknown server name (not in /etc/hosts) in ntp.conf file and then
> call /usr/sbin/ntpd ?
One is the time server, the other is trying to figure out what the
server name is.
> Is it normal ?
> Is the behaviour of the daemon correct in this case, I
> mean does it synchronizes correctly if there are other server names in
> ntp.conf file (I tried and it seems to ...) ?
Yes. Because there's no convenient way to work on the unknown server
name without blocking, NTP uses a separate process.