[ntp:questions] Re: use of peer/server in ntp.conf

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Sep 4 22:46:19 UTC 2003

> From ntp.conf(5) on my FreeBSD system:
> [...]
>      peer    For type s addresses (only), this command mobilizes a
>              persistent symmetric-active mode association with the
>              specified remote peer.  In this mode the local clock can
>              be synchronized to the remote peer or the remote peer
>              can be synchronized to the local clock.  This is useful
>              in a network of servers where, depending on various
>              failure scenarios, either the local or remote peer may
>              be the better source of time.  This command should NOT
>              be used for type b, m or r addresses.
> [...]


Thanks for that.  Actually, it don't believe it answers the original
poster's question which, as I recall:  What happens if I accidentally try
to "peer" with e.g. nist.gov instead of making them a "server"?


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