On 11.03.2023 15:47, email@example.com wrote:
What's confusing me, is that netconfig seems to rely on getting ntp information from nm!?!?
You seem to believe that netconfig was developed for NetworkManager. netconfig existed long before NetworkManager in SLE. NetworkManager is just one of possible source of information.
At least the ntp-config module tries to read it from NetworkManager.netconfig.
ntp-config tries to read from the sources according to the configured policies. Default policy if NetworkManager is active includes information from NetworkManager. Whether NetworkManager actually provides any meaningful data for this specific netconfig module is entirely different question. You can redefine netconfig NTP policy to omit NetworkManager (or to ignore NTP completely).
This is all documented in "man 8 netconfig".
This is the reason, why I now asked on an openSUSE list instead of the nm list.
Well, actually *this* is the question for NetworkManager. NetworkManager does not have any framework for managing dynamic NTP informational at all, so there is no way to feed it to netconfig. It has to be implemented in NetworkManager first.