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

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Sat Sep 6 20:05:19 UTC 2003


The answer depends on several factors as revealed in the specification
rfc-1305. They include whether A or B is synchronized to a stratum-1
source and whether a synchronization loop would form.

As for your earlier question, I have duplicated your configuration with
two stratum-2 peers A and B (symmetric active mode) and both configured
for a stratum-1 server (client/server mode). Both peers are operating as
expected with low dispersion. See ntpq with bridgeport.udel.edu and
baldwin.udel.edu. This test configuration might be withdrawn without


Drk Ryan wrote:
> 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>...

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