[ntp:questions] Servers with identical ntp.conf keep falling out of sync

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Wed Jan 17 14:40:32 UTC 2007

On 2007-01-17, shoppa at trailing-edge.com <shoppa at trailing-edge.com> wrote:
> Steve Kostecke wrote:
>> This won't work at all. You've told ntpd to ignore all NTP packets from
>> any possible source. And you've not told it to accept NTP packets from
>> your time servers.
> Maybe someone can educate me (and Steve you've done a good job at this
> in the past), but I see the "I've restricted even the servers I
> specified from telling me what time it is" question come up regularly
> in these discussions. Is there some website, or some old set of man
> pages, or some popular book, or something out there that causes this
> same question to occur over and over and over again?

It could be an assumption that specifying a server implicitly overrides
the default restriction.

But it's most likely a combination of poorly documented (and misleading)
sample configuration files and impenetrable documentation (which is why I
wrote Support.AccessRestrictions).

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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