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

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Tue Sep 9 14:40:04 UTC 2003


ryandrk at hotmail.com (Drk Ryan) writes:

> 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?

Didn't you or somebody else ask the same thing with little different
words last week? The answer is: yes, it can, but likely won't. It's a
lot like receiving a broadcast time package. If it seems good it will
be used.

Regards,
Ulrich

> 
> 
> "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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