[ntp:questions] NTP on LAN

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Fri Sep 19 21:22:47 UTC 2008

On 2008-09-19, David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
> 05IT042 wrote:
>> Okay, i wanted 2 computers on a lan. One as the ntp server and the
>> other as the client. I want the client to synchronize to the server.
>> If i understand right, i have to use orphan mode on my server and what
>> on my client?
> With orphan mode, all machines are configured the same, and the system 
> choses the master for itself.  It's more useful when there are rather 
> more than two machines.  You should not use it if one machine should 
> always be master.


A single ntpd can be configured in Orphan Mode to serve as the "server"
for a time island.

A hierarchy of Orphan Mode servers can be establish by properly setting
the strata on the tos orphan lines.

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

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