[ntp:questions] synchronization failed

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Mon Nov 1 19:56:10 UTC 2004

At 7:06 PM +0100 2004-11-01, Vincent Blondel wrote:

>  My configuration is composed from one public server that is synchronized
>  with ntp[1,2].belbone.be that serves this time to my corporate machines
>  where /etc/ntp.conf is automatically generated through a dhcp
>  connection.

	For one thing, using two upstream time servers is the worst 
possible configuration you could choose.  See 

>  FreeBSD (Public Server)
>  /etc/ntp.conf
>  server ntp1.belbone.be prefer
>  server ntp2.belbone.be
>  driftfile /var/db/ntp.drift
>  restrict mask notrust nomodify notrap

	This is probably one of the most common questions asked on this 
mailing list/newsgroup.  There's a good discussion of a variety of 
issues related to this at 

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