[ntp:hackers] Re: configuration file rewrite

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.isc.org
Fri Mar 3 05:17:12 UTC 2006

> > Sometimes people list servers that they wish to monitor but they do
> > not want to exchange time with them.  There must be a way to continue
> > to get this behavior. 
> Unless I'm confused, you can't monitor another system unless you can get 
> packets back from it.

Yes, and there is a difference between receiving packets for monitoring
the other system and receiving packets and using the results to believe
the time.

> I can't think of any use for a server or peer entry if you won't accept 
> packets from that system.

The case I described could be done with server or peer.

> I expect you are thinking of the "noselect" keyword on the server config 
> line.  It goes through all the polling and logging, but skips that server 
> when it gets to the selection stage.  "monitor" might be a useful alias.  
> That's what I use it for.



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