[ntp:questions] Re: Config question - peer/server

Dale Worley worley at dragon.ariadne.com
Sun Aug 3 18:35:04 UTC 2003

"B.A.Baumgart" <bab at inel.gov> writes:
> What I am not sure of is this.  Should the internal stratum-2 machines be 
> peered to all other stratum-2s (full mesh), or should they be chained (1 
> is peered to 2 and servered to an external stratum-2, 2 is peered to 1 
> and 3, 3 is peered to 2 and 4, etc)?  They will all be servered(?) to the 
> stratum-1s.  The stratum-1 machines are not configurable, they just 
> supply time to whoever asks.

As a general rule, the fewer different configurations you have among
all the machines the better.  So full-mesh peering between your
stratum 2 servers simplifies the situation.  Also, if you chain the
systems, accuracy will be degraded, and the end machine on the chain
will have a stratum considerably greater than 2.


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