[ntp:questions] Re: NTP sync on a standalone network (Windows 2k)

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Sat Aug 19 11:21:35 UTC 2006

"Alexandre Carrausse" <alex_s_p_a_m at carrausse.com> wrote in message
news:44e62aba$0$32476$626a54ce at news.free.fr...
> On serverA, I am thinking about having the following conf
> peer serverB
> peer serverC
> peer serverD
> peer serverE
> and so on for BCDE.
> Does this make sense?

Probably not. Peering does not in any way average the time from
several servers. It just creates an association that may work
either way (but not both).

It's useful when both servers have (disjoint) references, and
may independently lose their connection with those. Then either
server can fall back on the other. If both servers have the
same sources, you gain nothing.

If you have only one source, just build a simple tree. Doing better
requires rather careful fault scenario analysis.

Maarten Wiltink

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