[ntp:questions] xntpd related querries
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Nov 23 22:23:38 UTC 2006
> Thanks for your remark.
> I agreed to your point. But I want to know whether within these three
> system can i create
> a virtualisation that System A is a server for Sytem B and C and the
> time shown by System A should be updated by System B and C ( though it
> is the wrong time).
> I tried that to do by just changing the /etc/inet/ntp.conf file in
> case if Server by mentioning
> peers < IP ADDR- OF - B>
> peers <IPADDR- OF - C>
> and in clients
> server < IP ADDR-OF- A>
> this much only. But nothing change to the current time happening in
> client systems.
> But deamon showing packet transmission and "ntp -p" in server showing
> info about both the clients
> And below is the internal command peers to the utility xntpdc I applied
> and got the info as mentioned below :
> xntpdc> peers
> remote local st poll reach delay offset disp
> +HOST1 22.214.171.124 16 64 0 0.00000 0.000000 16.0000
> +HOST2 126.96.36.199 16 64 0 0.00000 0.000000
> Here man page says if stratum the third feild ( st) is 16 then it is
> not sysnchonising with server.
> So is there anything else required to make a system behave as NTP
> server for some clients
> is the change in the config. file is not enough within a ISOLATED LAN
There is an "orphan mode" for use in isolated LANs. I've never needed
it and don't know how it works. I believe it was added to ntpd v4.2 so
you will need to install the latest version to get it. See the
documentation for how it works, how to configure it, etc.
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