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

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Wed Mar 12 22:10:19 UTC 2008

Maarten Wiltink wrote:

> An SNTP or local clock server might have to make some of them up.
> System peer? Root dispersion?

A conforming SNTP server is required to have a locally attached 
reference clock. The only other situation in which SNTP is allowed is 
where only the client is SNTP, but the server is full NTP.

In the former case, system peer is the reference clock and the upstream 
root dispersion is zero.

In the latter case, the server has to have the real values available.

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