[ntp:questions] NTP emulation Question

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.org
Mon May 4 02:54:59 UTC 2009

Foden, Geoff wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am not an NTP expert at all, just investigating a test scenario that
> has popped up.
> We have a requirement stating that ...Each NTP client within [System
> under Test] shall be capable of accessing at least six NTP sources.
>  As we simply will not have space (or funds) available to provide a test
> lab with this, I wanted to know if it was possible to emulate a single
> hardware box to be able to emulate 6+ NTP sources (perhaps each
> emulation running with its own TCP/IP address on a single box solution).

Is this test system isolated from the Internet? If not just setting up 6
server lines in the configuration file will do it. We do this all the
time. Otherwise the only way would be to set up a Virtual machine and
create operating systems on top of that and have have them provide NTP

What are you trying to test exactly?

> Thanks in advance,
> Geoff
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