[ntp:questions] Re: ntp on a closed of network

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Mon Jan 23 20:01:56 UTC 2006


See the manycast and orphan mode descriptions in the automatic server 
configuration options page. The manycast mode is preferred if all 
clients are reachable and respond to broadcasts; orphen mode should be 
considered beta at the moment.


Ajit wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> 	See Danny's mail below, in reply to mine.
> Please let me know what configuration can be used for the scenario below.
> Any ideas on what configuration Danny is refering to and where i can find
> documentation for the same ??
> Regards,
> Ajit
> ---Danny's mail----
> Ajit wrote:
>> I need to configure ntpd on a closed network (3 machines - no external
>>clocks available) to ensure all machines have their clocks in sync.
>>Is there better option than to configure 1 machine as server in
> ntpd.conf??
>>Can i get 3 peers to sync?? Any hints on appropriate ntpd.conf ?
> Yes, Dave recently implemented a new scheme which basically does that. I
> don't know a lot about it, but it's in the latest ntp-dev tarballs.
> Danny
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David L. Mills [mailto:mills at udel.edu]
> Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 10:49 PM
> To: Ajit
> Subject: Re: ntp on a closed of network
> Ajit,
> I don't know what you mean by "cluster/survivor". There is of course the
> local clock and Manycast schemes, both of which are documented, and the
> new orphan scheme, which is also documented. See the latest
> documentation on the web.
> Dave
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