[ntp:questions] Re: Questions and ruminations regarding NTPD 4 config and XP's bad behavior.

mayer at gis.net mayer at gis.net
Wed Jan 19 22:54:49 UTC 2005

elickd at one.net wrote:
> I don't want them to serve time at all.  They're workstations that
> set to query time once a week, but are answering because Microsoft
> apparently can't be bothered to read RFCs.
> I want the NTP servers I spoke of to ignore these machines so in the
> off chance of NTP instability in our stratum hierarchy, there's no
> they can provide bogus time.

Why would you think that the NTP servers are looking at these machines?
The servers only look at the servers and the peers that they are
configured to use. They don't care about any other machine on the

> Something in our timeserver network is glitchy enough to cause my SCO
> boxes (and there are thousands of them) to pick up bogus time at
> intervals.
How are they getting time?


> Doug

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