[ntp:questions] Re: xntpd (NTPv3) "restrict" questions.

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Mon Jan 3 00:24:02 UTC 2005

On 2005-01-02, Pete Stephenson <pete+usenet at heypete.com> wrote:

> I've been perusing the man pages and Google regarding the "restrict"
> command for ntp.conf for xntpd (ntpq -c version reports ntpq 3-5.93e
> Mon Apr 16 13:25:35 PDT 2001 (1)).

Information about setting your ntpd restrictions is available on the NTP
Public Services Project web-site at:


Although this topic was written form ntpd 4.x.x it is also generally
applicable to ntpd 3.x.x

> Specifically, I'd like my server to do the following things:
> 1) Synchronize with NTP servers specified in the "server [host.name]" 
> lines of my ntp.conf files and adjust time accordingly.


> 3) Disallow all connections (excepting those to/from the systems 
> mentioned in the "server [host.name]" lines) that attempt to modify my 
> local time.

ntpd will only "listen for the time" from servers/peers/refclocks that
you specifically configure in your ntp.conf

> restrict time.sonic.net mask nopeer nomodify

You must use IP addresses on your restrict lines.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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