[ntp:questions] 1 Machine, 2 NICs, 2 Instances of ntpd; Possible?

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Wed Mar 12 08:15:56 UTC 2008

Maarten Wiltink wrote:
> "David Woolley" <david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> wrote in message
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>> stratum
>> root distance
>> root dispersion
>> system peer
>> local reference time
>> leap bits
>> etc.
> Yes. Those are all client-part statistics that could easily be made
> available to a server-part for dishing out to anyone interested in
> evaluating the status and quality indicators of your server. As part

These things are needed for the core protocol.  You cannot act as a 
valid server to even the most primitive of valid clients without them.
They are not diagnostic information for ntpq, they are needed to 
construct a valid server packet.

Without them you don't even have a compliant SNTP server; you basically 
have an RDATE like server with sub-second resolution.

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