[ntp:questions] which ntpd ? OpenBSD openntpd, BSD ntpd, other ?

Dennis Hilberg, Jr. timekeeper at dennishilberg.com.invalid
Tue Nov 6 16:34:14 UTC 2007

Cyrille37 wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm a bit lose to get a good system for setting computer's clock.
> After asking about clockspeed vs ntpd, I choose ntpd.
> But it seems to exists several ntpd implementation.
> for example the Debian packages contains openntpd (OpenBSD NTP daemon)
> which has not many configuration options, like no drift file ...
> I've found ntpd in the BSD System Manager's Manual, which has a full
> set of options.
> Please, is there one reference for NTPD daemon which I can install on
> my Linux box ?
> My need are simple :
>  - getting only one computer which ask time to stratum 2 servers and
> then serves the time to my others computers.
>  - not asking to much to stratum 2 servers by computing the time drift
> of the server's clock.
> Thanks for help.

The reference implementation of NTP is what you're looking for.  You can get 
it at http://www.ntp.org/downloads.html .  OpenNTPD is something different.

The full documentation for NTP is at 
http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/index.html .

Dennis Hilberg, Jr.      timekeeper(at)dennishilberg(dot)com
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