On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 3:09 PM, Simo Sorce <sso...@redhat.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 2018-01-29 at 14:54 +0100, Tibor Dudlák wrote:
>
> [...]
>
> > > > > So given the above we initially decided to make IPA servers also
> ntp
> > > > > servers and configure client to use IPA server as time sources.
> >
> > Not configuring NTP service but still requiting it might be way to give
> > freedom of choice to IPA administrator to set one they prefer before
> > installing IPA. :)
>
> I think this is the worst of the possible outcomes, as now you need to
> add one more manual step to the configuration of the system.
> The point of ipa-server-install is to simplify installation and
> configure everything that is *required* except the Operating System.
> Requiring something and not installing it would be a net regression.
>
> [...]
>
> > So should we only replace ntpd with chronyd and have option to not
> > configure NTP service (chronyd) as it is now if administrator wants to
> use
> > other than chronyd?
>
> This is certainly an option, but we would then require to have code for
> both ntpd and chronyd upstream, because some older distros use NTP.
> Not that this is too difficult, we already have the platform
> absraction, so it is a simply a matter of adding chronyd w/o removing
> ntpd.
>
> HTH,
> Simo.
>

Thanks for input Simo.

-- 
Tibor Dudlák
Identity management - freeIPA
Brno, TPB-C, 2C407
Red Hat
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