[ntp:questions] xntpd related querries

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Nov 23 22:23:38 UTC 2006

lulu wrote:
> 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         16   64    0 0.00000  0.000000 16.0000
> +HOST2           16   64    0 0.00000  0.000000
> 16.0000
>  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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