[ntp:questions] notrust alternative?
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Nov 3 17:57:38 UTC 2006
Dennis Hilberg Jr wrote:
> Maybe I'm misunderstanding the output of 'ntpq -p'. When I use this command, a large list is printed to the screen (sometimes 60 or
> more entries in length), of which, the first five of the entries are the servers I have listed in my ntp.conf and the rest I'm
> assuming are clients, or systems using my server's clock as a synchronization source. Am I correct on that? Most of the time those
> five servers are the ones that have +, -, or * next to them. Of those five, there's always a * and usually two +. On occasion
> though, some of the systems in the 'ntpq -p' output OTHER than my five servers have a + next to them. Is this normal, based on my
> ntp.conf? My concern is that my server might be using systems other than the five I have listed in my ntp.conf as a synchronization
> source. Perhaps I should have worded my initial post this way, as some replies indicate that I might have failed to explain my
> situation properly.
Show us the output of ntpq -p
You should not have more than five entries in the ntpq "banner". They
should be the servers you listed in your ntp.conf. I can't imagine
where the others are coming from!!
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