[ntp:questions] pool configuration directive on Windows

Ryan Malayter malayter at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 15:56:20 UTC 2008

I've been updaing the ntpd on a few of my windows servers, and I
thought I would start using the "pool" configuration directive instead
of separate "server" lines.

However, using ntp-4.2.4p4 at 1.1520-modena-o-win32 compiled by Mienberg,
the "pool" configuration line seems to be non-functional. Details

C:\Program Files\NTP\bin>ntpq -p localhost
     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay
offset  jitter
*sammy.bai.org     2 u   23   64   77    0.266
3.360   8.579
 server.bai.org     3 u   24   64   77    0.357
-17.907   8.218
 ntpmaster1.sys. .GPS.            1 u   20   64   77   42.755
-3.138   7.252

And here is the ntp.conf :

driftfile "C:\Program Files\NTP\etc\ntp.drift"
#server 0.pool.ntp.org
#server 1.pool.ntp.org
#server 2.pool.ntp.org
#server 3.pool.ntp.org
server sammy.bai.org iburst
server server.bai.org iburst
server ntpmaster1.sys.cogentco.com
pool pool.ntp.org

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