[ntp:questions] Windows NTP setup problem.

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.neither-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk
Sat Feb 16 07:18:00 UTC 2008

Tualha Khan wrote:
> Secondly, I don't understand what "fudge" means and difference between
> peer and server. I have read the documentation, but I am still not
> sure
> if I should be using my internal server's references as peer or
> server.
> Thanks & Regards,
> tualha


I'll let those more expert to comment on the configuration files - I know 
nothing about authentication.  Having just two external servers is not 
good, four is better.

  fudge stratum 12

"Fudge" here means "consider my local clock server to be at a 
high-stratum, and therefore only to be used as a last resort, when serving 
time to others".  Please see the documentation for more details about 
stratum levels.

As I understand it, "Server" is a box which can set its time using NTP, 
and respond to requests from clients.  Two boxes working as "Peers" can 
set the time on each other, as well as behave as a "Server".  But please 
it anyone else has a better description, please speak up.


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