[time] peer group
Mon Mar 19 08:12:56 UTC 2007
> >> 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.
In this case there is no use setting up a peer group.
Getting very different sets of stratum 1 references seems to be problematic.
(As I wrote I manage stratum 2 pool servers.)
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