[ntp:questions] prefer keyword and server failover
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sun Apr 27 11:33:24 UTC 2008
Andrew Stone wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to configure my ntp client to use 2 servers only. I want it to receive
>updates from only one of them, but then use the other when that one fails. What is the
>best way to do this? Will setting the primary server to use the 'prefer' keyword work?
Sort of! Two servers is generally a poor choice. If they differ, as
they inevitably will, which one should you believe? 'Prefer' will tell
your client which one to believe but with a couple more servers ntpd
should be able to figure out which one is closest to being correct!
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