[ntp:questions] ntpdate with auth

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Tue Jul 15 03:34:10 UTC 2008


The selection algorithm has a hard limit of 50 servers all of these can 
be considered for selection, but only the best three will survive the 
clustering algorithm. The tos maxclock option only effects the number 
considered by the pruning algorithm used by the manycast and pool schemes.


Grzegorz Daniluk wrote:
> Steve Kostecke wrote:
>>What's the real issue here?
>>Are you trying to manually check the offset of a free running system?
>>Are you trying to manually check the offset of a system disciplined by
> In another words, the problem is how to remotely audit the ntp server's 
> time without synchronizing to it.
> 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.
> Grzegorz Daniluk

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