[ntp:questions] Re: Peer Statement

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Oct 20 22:23:46 UTC 2005

At 1:15 PM -0700 2005-10-20, DJ wrote:

>  Then Serverb is trying to peer with ServerA. But ServerA doesn't have a
>  peer directive - what happens here ? Also, what's the difference
>  between this and ServerC doing ntpdate ServerA ???

	Server A isn't going to accept any of that information from 
Server B.  It would only accept that information if Server A also 
used a "peer" directive.

	And "ntpdate" is a client-only, read-only program.  It cannot 
possibly be used to "push" time to a server.

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