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NTPLEAPFETCH(8)			    NTPsec		       NTPLEAPFETCH(8)

NAME
       ntpleapfetch - leap-seconds file	manager/updater

SYNOPSIS
       ntpleapfetch
	   [-46] [-c command] [-e expiry] [-f config] [-F] [-h]
	       [-i interval] [-l] [L] [-p {4|6}] [-P logfacility] [-q]
	       [-r retries] [-s	source-url] [-t	path] [-v] [-z path]
	       [-Z] [leapfile] [-V | --version]	[filename]

DESCRIPTION
       ntpleapfetch will validate the file currently on	the local system and
       if necessary, update leap second	definition file.

       Ordinarily, the file is found using the "leapfile" directive in
       ntp.conf(5). However, an	alternate location can be specified on the
       command line.

       If the file does	not exist, is not valid, has expired, or is expiring
       soon, a new copy	will be	downloaded. If the new copy validates, it is
       installed and NTP is (optionally) restarted.

       If the current file is acceptable, no download or restart occurs.

       -c can also be used to invoke another script to perform administrative
       functions, e.g. to copy the file	to other local systems.

       This can	be run as a cron job. As the file is rarely updated, and leap
       seconds are announced at	least one month	in advance (usually longer),
       it need not be run more frequently than about once every	three weeks.

       For cron-friendly behavior, define CRONJOB=1 in the crontab.

OPTIONS
       -4
	   Use only IPv4 addresses for DNS name	resolution. This option	must
	   not appear in combination with -6.

       -6
	   Use only IPv6 addresses for DNS name	resolution. This option	must
	   not appear in combination with -4.

       -c
	   Command to restart ntpd after installing a new file.	Without	such a
	   command, ntpd checks	the file daily.

       -e expiry
	   Refresh the leapfile	this long before it expires.

	   Specify how long before expiration the file is to be	refreshed.
	   Units are required, e.g. "-e	60 days". Note that larger values
	   imply more frequent refreshes.

       -f config
	   Location of the ntp.conf file.

	   Specify location of ntp.conf, which defaults	to /etc/ntp.conf. It
	   is read to make sure	the "leapfile" directive is present and	to
	   determine the default path to the leapfile.

       -F
	   Force update	even if	current	file is	OK and not close to expiring.

       -i interval
	   Number of minutes between retries.

       -h
	   Display inline help.

       -l
	   Use syslog for output (Implied if CRONJOB is	set).

       -L
	   Don't use syslog for	output

       -p {4|6}
	   Prefer IPv4 or IPv6 (as specified) addresses, but use either.

       -P logfacility
	   Specify the syslog facility for logging.

       -q
	   Only	report errors to stdout.

       -r retries
	   Number of retries.

       -s source-url
	   The URL of the master copy of the leapseconds file.

       -t path
	   Name	of temporary file used in validation.

       -v
	   Verbose output.

       -z path
	   Specify path	for utilities.

       -Z
	   Use system path only.

       -V, --version
	   Print the version string and	exit.

       leapfile
	   An alternate	location to download the leapseconds file to.

EXIT STATUS
       One of the following exit values	will be	returned:

       0 (EXIT_SUCCESS)
	   Successful program execution.

       1 (EXIT_FAILURE)
	   The operation failed	or the command syntax was not valid.

       2
	   Internal error - restart command failed.

AUTHORS
       Timothe Litt

NTPsec				  2021-09-22		       NTPLEAPFETCH(8)

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