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

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sat Jan 20 21:34:56 UTC 2007

Hal Murray wrote:

>>>restrict default ignore
>>>server 0.us.pool.ntp.org
>>>server 1.us.pool.ntp.org
>>>server 2.us.pool.ntp.org
>>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.
> This comes up often enough that I recognize it...
> Is there some reason the system can't automagically add the minimal
> restrict entry to accept replies from servers that it is configured
> to use?  Or at least log an error/warning message if the replies will
> get dropped.  Or add a server keyword to do it...
> Is this already on the feature-request list?

Well, there is probably no difficulty in doing either except that 
programmer's time is a scarce resource.

Logging: Where would you log it to that the user would see it?  If you 
don't bash him over the head with it, he will come here to cry that his 
server keeps falling out of synch!!!

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