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

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Thu Sep 4 03:13:46 UTC 2003


Absolutely. You might want to search the configuration page from the
ntpd page and note the difference. To be more clear with other NTP
documentation, a server keyword mobilizes a client/server assocation,
while a peer keyword mobilizes a symmetric active/passive association.


Drk Ryan wrote:
> If a stratum-2 client tries to synchronise with a stratum-1 server
> with the following line in its configuration file:
> peer ntp2.usno.navy.mil
> does anything happen, since it should be using the keyword server
> rather than peer?

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