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

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Sun Jan 21 00:34:19 UTC 2007

Hal Murray wrote:
>>> restrict default ignore
>>> restrict
>>> 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?

Yes, I've mentioned it several times. I guess my response hasn't come up
often enough for you to recognize it... :(


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