[ntp:questions] two ntp servers
rancidmoth at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 16 21:55:36 UTC 2006
not being very familiar with the ntp protocol, and currently introducing
myself to it properly (i.e. have always used though never dug deeply into
it), i have established two ntp services on two different Linux machines.
Both ntp servers are pointing to the _same_ upstream server. There is a
four minute difference in time on the machines. Lets call them machine A
and B. initially i established them to the same time, by synching B's time
from A which itself was synched from the upstream internet ntp server. If i
then modify B's config to also synch from the same upstream source, B, given
enough time, will drift 4 minutes ahead of A. Can someone please point me
to an introductory explanation as to why/how this can occur.
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