[ntp:questions] ntpdate with auth

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Mon Jul 14 14:31:08 UTC 2008

On 2008-07-14, Grzegorz Daniluk <lin_g at o2.pl> wrote:

> Steve Kostecke wrote:
>> What's the real issue here?


> ... the problem is how to remotely audit the ntp server's time without
> synchronizing to it.

You can use 'noselect' for this purpose.

> And btw. another question, what is the maximum amount of servers that
> can be put into the ntp.conf so that ntpd would still work correctly.

Quite a few.

ntpd will poll all configured time sources but only uses a maximum
of 10 peers (sorted by synchronization distance) as candidates for
consideration as the sys_peer.

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

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