[ntp:questions] ntpd with CNAMEs - how clever is it?

tucksonjack at gmail.com tucksonjack at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 13:31:48 UTC 2007


I would like to edit my ntp.conf file to make it easier to administer.

Currently my ntp.conf contains:

server exchange1.example.com
server ftp2.example.com
server exchange2.example.com

It seems sensible to change this to:

server time.example.com

or to:

server time.example.com
server time.example.com
server time.example.com

Where time.example.com is a CNAME to one of the servers mentioned at
the top.

Is this is a good plan? Will ntpd get confused if time.example.com
points to different things, or does ntpd track drift (etc) by ip

Hope you can help,


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