[ntp:questions] ntp client: keep all servers at startup

Vaidotas J. dtroit at ktu.lt
Wed May 4 07:39:15 UTC 2005

Ralf Fassel wrote:

>I have two isolated computers (no internet connection on both),
>needing synchronized time to each other.  One is the
>NTP-master-server, the other acts as client only.
>Now when the client boots, the master might not be reachable (network
>down, master down).  In such a situation when I later ask ntpq to show
>the peers, only LOCAL is listed, most probably because the server did
>not survive the 'initial sanity check' mentioned in the NTP Docs.
>How can I convince ntpd on the client to keep the 192.168.1.x machine
>in the ntp-server list, even if it is not reachable on startup?
>A workaround could be to use ntpdc to add the server when the network
>connection is up and running, but I'd rather use this as a last
>questions mailing list
>questions at lists.ntp.isc.org

maybe You should try something like this
server 192.168.1.x prefer ?

best regards,
Vaidotas J.

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