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

Drk Ryan ryandrk at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 6 12:35:06 UTC 2003

If a stratum-2 peer(A) lists a stratum-2 server(B) in its config file
as follows:

peer B

Can B use information from A for its own synchronisation purposes
without having A listed in its config file?

"David L. Mills" <mills at udel.edu> wrote in message news:<3F56ADEA.91A893D5 at udel.edu>...
> Drk,
> 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.
> Dave
> 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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