[ntp:questions] Re: Why so many dead NTP servers in pool.ntp.org?

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Wed Dec 14 00:29:30 UTC 2005

"Raphae" <prosolutions at gmx.net> wrote in message 
news:p1hup1986blm6cnujritm3fc0l1bqkmrvo at 4ax.com...

> Now that I have installed NTP things have become more complex.  It
> seems that to configure it to be a server one also has to configure it
> to be a client to some other NTP servers.  I am not really sure what
> is the daemon and what is the client portion of this program.  The
> config file for the daemon has a server parameter which makes it seem
> as though it is a client.  As far as configuring it as a server - if
> for example I want it to be accessible to clients running "rdate"
> (which is not mode 6??  not sure what "mode" it uses...) there don't
> seem to be options in ntp.conf for this.

    NTP's job is to synchronize the clocks of machines that run it. It will 
make things much easier if you meditate on that for a few minutes.


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