[ntp:questions] ntpdate

David Woolley david at djwhome.demon.co.uk
Thu Mar 29 21:33:06 UTC 2007

In article <1175075411.663329.145870 at p15g2000hsd.googlegroups.com>,
RICCARDO <castellani.riccardo at tiscali.it> wrote:

> I run ntpdate -B -s ntp1.ien.it ntp2.ien.it

> 1 - NTP algorithm will choose best time, so is't possible client

ntpdate doesn't use the NTP algorithm.

ntpd does, and will use an average of the times from the two servers,
weighted by the network distance to each.

> 2- Does it exist way to retrieve time ALWAYS from same server (for
> example ntp1) and only if it is not available gets time from second
> server (ntp2) ?

Why would you want to do this?  Both servers are likely to wander


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