[ntp:questions] NTP and Alias IP

shabahang shabahang at gmail.com
Mon Oct 16 05:57:37 UTC 2006

I have configured NTP (ntp-4.1.2-4) on REDHAT (2.4.21-15).
Clients and server, have same OS and NTP ver.
I want to use an alias IP address as NTP server to make it portable in
any failure case.
But I was not able to use Alias IP while the main IP is working.
[root at backupserver etc]# ntpq -np
     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset
*     11 u   63   64  375    0.152   -5.593
 0.103         16 u    -  128    0    0.000    0.000
4000.00     12 l   57   64  377    0.000    0.000
I have copied and modified ifcdg-eth0 to ifcfg-eth0:0 to make a alias
IP addr (210.33 is main and 210.63 is alias).
Please let me know whether I can use alias IP, as NTP server IP.

Best regards,
Shabahang Elmian,

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