[time] peer group
Wed Mar 14 10:08:33 UTC 2007
Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Mar 13, 2007, at 8:30 AM, Kiss Gabor wrote:
>> I wonder if forming peer groups offers some benefits or not.
>> How peering affects offset or other quality parameters?
>> Is it worth to work on it?
> Certainly it is worth configuring all of your local NTP servers to
> query each other as peers-- having at least 5 servers set up helps
> the NTP falseticker algorithm choose more stable clocks. It's not
> going to be a big problem if you don't set them up as peers, but it
> will help....
It will benefit the group of servers if the servers have very little overlap in
server configuration, but if all 5 point to the exact same servers it provides
little. Make sure to set each server to a unique set of servers. This is where
peering provides it's benefits.
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