[ntp:questions] Can ntpd act as an STNP client?

mayer at gis.net mayer at gis.net
Thu Mar 3 13:59:17 UTC 2005


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> I am running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, and need to connect to a
> timer  server that uses the SNTP protocol. Can the normal tools
> (ntpd?) act as an  SNTP client?
> 
> Sorry if this is a simple question, but SNTP doesn't appear to be
> addressed  in the FAQs.
> 
> Thanks for your patience,
> Mark.

Sorry, I misread this.

An NTP server can serve SNTP clients but not the other way round.
An NTP server needs to be fed by other NTP servers or a refclock.
Nothing else will do.

Danny



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