[ntp:questions] Using both Server and Peer in ntp.conf

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Thu Feb 8 15:06:59 UTC 2007

On 2007-02-08, April <xiaoxia2005a at yahoo.com> wrote:

> If I'd like to use some lower stratum servers as time sources
> exclusively, but the same stratum servers to sync with (so the clients
> will get more consistent time), could I use Server for the former,
> Peer for the latter?

ntpd requests the time from a "server".

ntpd exchanges the time with a "peer".

In the NTP network diagramed at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Ntp.png, the systems at stratum two
would peer with each other (the horizontal lines) and would consider the
stratum one systems as servers.

The stratum two machines should be ones that you control.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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