[ntp:questions] server and peer lines correct?

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Sun Apr 6 22:37:48 UTC 2014

"Jason Rabel" writes:
> Charles Swiger wrote:
> > Don't bother using more than one iburst entry per server.
> I think your wording is a little confusing. Are you saying only use
> iburst on one remote server and not all of them?

I'm curious about this as well.  iburst is your friend.

> I was reading the NTP docs last night and came across a couple
> interesting notes. First it says not to use iburst with peer lines.

The assoc.html page says:

 The <tt>burst</tt> and <tt>iburst</tt> options should not be used in
 symmetric modes, as this can upset the intended symmetry of the
 protocol and result in spurious duplicate or dropped messages.

At one point I remember that FLAG_IBURST was ignored for peers, but I
don't see that now from a quick glance at the code.

Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
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