[ntp:questions] 1 Machine, 2 NICs, 2 Instances of ntpd; Possible?

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Fri Mar 7 04:57:40 UTC 2008


John.Johnson at gdc4s.com (Johnson, John-P63914) writes:


>Hello,

>I have a machine with two network interfaces.  I need to have two
>instances of

But it has only one clock! Exactly what do you hope to accompplish?


>ntpd running, one for each interface.  Initially I attempted to

ntp is for disciplinign clocks, not running on interfaCES

>partition the two
>by restricting all access from network B to ntpd instance A and vice
>versa in
>their respective ntp.conf's.  However, I soon discovered this wasn't
>going to
>work because both instances were binding on both interfaces, resulting
>in
>conflict.

>I tried to remedy this by installing NTP 4.2.4p4 and using the -I option
>to 
>specify to which interface a particular ntpd instance should bind.  With
>limited experimentation, I seem to be running into the same problem of
>each
>instance receiving packets from both networks.

>Is what I am trying to do feasible?

So far it makes no sense to me.

>Cheers

>Johnny




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