[ntp:questions] prefer keyword and server failover

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Sun Apr 27 16:06:54 UTC 2008

On 2008-04-25, Andrew Stone <stondage123 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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?

Try it and see what happens.

Another way to handle this is to configure your secondary server to use
your primary as a source. 

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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