[ntp:questions] NTP servers redundancy

pc Paul.Croome at softwareag.com
Tue Jan 19 16:00:16 UTC 2010


Jean,

It's already been said (and others may say it again) that an NTP
configuration with
two servers is generally considered bad. That's true in the sense that
a
two-server setup won't give you better time than a single-server
setup,
and may indeed give you slightly worse time; you would have to do some
testing to see if that is an issue for you. In many cases, it's
sufficient
if the time is accurate to plus/minus a second or two, and your setup
should certainly achieve that. Using two (or more) servers is a good
idea for achieving redundancy in case a server fails.

Paul




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