[ntp:questions] Re: NTP clients not syncing up to servers?

Ted Beatie ted at permabit.com
Wed Oct 12 15:17:41 UTC 2005

> Start with your own systems that you have total control over and set 
> them up to point to stratum 1 servers that you own. Setting up your own
> refclock is fairly straightforward. If you cannot do that for some 
> reason then set them up to point to a bunch of internet stratum 2 
> servers and get them synchronized. Then set up your gateways and portals 
> to point to these servers and make sure that these are synchronized to 
> your servers. This shouldn't be too hard. Then have the storage servers 
> point to your gateways. Don't bother with  the customers' own NTP 
> servers since you can't depend on what they are or how they're set up.

That's part of the problem, though.  Some customers we have outbound
access from, and could give public stratum 1 servers.  Other customers
have all outgoing communication blocked, so we're forced to use an
internal server.  And some customers don't even have an internal server.

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