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

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


Ajit,

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.

Dave

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:
> 
>>Hi,
>> 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 ?
>>Regards,
>>Ajit
>>
> 
> 
> 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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