[ntp:questions] Number of Stratum 1 & Stratum 2 Peers

Rob nomail at example.com
Sun Dec 7 09:38:38 UTC 2014

Paul <tik-tok at bodosom.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 12:52 PM, Rob <nomail at example.com> wrote:
>> Not clients, management stations.
> As opposed to one server dies and the Nagios server has bad time so it
> shuts down the remaining NTPd.  The world is full of crazy things.

Of course your monitoring rules and actions should be reasonable.

>>  The 4 is suggested as a minimum with more recommended.
>> That is not reasonable for a company with 100 systems, as the poster
>> brought forward.
> Actually I'm pretty sure the OP was confused and thought the recommendation
> was for 8 servers.  4 S1 and 4 S2.

That is what I mean.  People recommend to wire up a multi-server
infrastructure while that does not bring much in practice.

> Your opinion about what's reasonable is just that.  You have no more
> credibility than Bill.  In fact "use the pool when my two servers are down"
> <nomail at example.com> has less.

I did not write that.

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