[ntp:questions] which servers should be peers?

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Thu Sep 19 18:59:10 UTC 2013

On 2013-09-19, Maria Iano <maria at iano.org> wrote:

> Thank you all for your responses, this has been very helpful. I have
> an additional question now, which is once I have this all set up with
> the S1 and S2 servers, should I then point the clients to only the S2
> servers? Currently they point to our four S1s.

The S3 systems (your "clients") should poll only your S2 servers.

Each S2 server should poll your S1 appliances. Consider polling other
carefully chosen remote time servers if allowed by your corporate

Peer groups and Orphan Mode groups should consist of servers which
nominally operate at the same stratum (i.e. all your S2s or all your S1s).
These groups should not cross strata.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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