[ntp:questions] Synchronizing against a free-running server

David Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Mon Apr 15 14:16:19 UTC 2013

On 15/04/2013 10:40, detha wrote:
> We have been trying to convince ntpd to synchronize with a free-running
> windows server (why one would want to do this is another question, suffice
> to say there are political reasons).
> However I have not been able to convince it (neither 4.2.6p2 on debian nor
> 4.2.4p8 on centos) to do this. The moment the windows server is set to
> sync to anything (pool.ntp.org, some other server, ...) it works. But
> as long at the server advertises itself as 'stratum 1, .LOCL.', ntpd seems
> to ignore it. Tried to force it using 'server 10.x.x.x true prefer', and
> setting all other server lines including the local fall-back to
> 'noselect', no dice.
> Any hints appreciated.

Ad David Woolley suggests, use the Windows port of reference NTP instead 
of W32time:

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