[ntp:questions] Re: Looking for good config doc
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed Jun 8 20:01:58 UTC 2005
sblenkhorn at gmail.com wrote:
>I am a relative newbie to Linux and I am looking for a good, easy to
>follow, config doc on getting NTP up and running on RH9.0.
Mine was configured as part of the installation! If you elected not to
configure it then, edit /etc/ntp.conf.
Insert server statements for each internet server you plan to use; e.g.
server 192.168.1.20 iburst
server 192.168.1.31 iburst
server 192.168.1.40 iburst
server 192.168.1.50 iburst
The addresses I used above are bogus! For lists of of real servers see
Pay close attention to the "rules of engagement" that you will find
somewhere in the neighborhood.
Unless you plan on running a server with several hundred clients, you
will pick servers from the list of stratum two servers or use
That site has lots of good information about ntp including the html docs
Back to your ntp.conf file. . ..
You will need to either comment out the "restrict default ignore"
statement near the beginning of the file or add restrict statements for
all your chosen servers; e.g.
restrict 192.168.1.20 mask 255.255.255.0 nomodify notrap noquery
When you have finished this, as root do:
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