[ntp:questions] Restrict statements and the "pool" directive

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Sun Dec 21 11:44:00 UTC 2014

On 21/12/14 11:24, Rob wrote:
> Anyway, I consider it a bug.  I don't want to lift restrictions to
> arbitrary systems selected from a pool.  So, out went the pool command.

Why do you want to specify pool servers if you want to restrict their 
use so that you cannot use them?

When people say lift restrictions here, they mean lift those which 
prevent the use as a server, not lift all restrictions.  Unless you hare 
using a blunderbuss approach to restrictions, or using "ignore" you 
should not be blocking the access needed to act as a client.

I think the original question on this thread is much more likely to be 
due to a DNS problem than one in using restrict, as I cannot see 
anything in those restrictions which would prevent client access to the 

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