[ntp:questions] 3 Peer server at same stratum.

Ronan Flood usenet at umbral.org.uk
Fri Mar 2 11:49:07 UTC 2007


"RICCARDO" <castellani.riccardo at tiscali.it> wrote:

> If I have 3 time servers (at same stratum) in my lan where each server
> is indipendent and has set several NTP servers of stratum 1; I 'd like
> creating redundancy so I think to insert peer option (using symmetric
> mode) in ntp.conf for all 3 servers.
> 
> A
> peer B
> peer C
> 
> B
> peer A
> peer C
> 
> C
> peer A
> peer B
> 
> I read documens about ntp but I have always some doubts.
> 
> 1 - which NTP server (among these 3) become active ?
> 2 - The others two go into passive mode ?
> 3 - What logic permit to the NTP server of these 3 to be elected
> active ?

I'd expect them all to be symmetric active, because they all actively
establish peering with each other.  Active/passive describes how the
association between two peers is established, it's not a group issue.

-- 
Ronan Flood <usenet at umbral.org.uk>




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