[ntp:questions] monitoring symmetric peers

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Mon Jul 12 19:16:42 UTC 2010


Your symmetric peers have the same upstream system peer, so by rule they 
are not going to believe each other unless one of them switches to a 
different upstream source. Even if they have differerent upstream 
sources, one of them will not beleive the other, since that would create 
a loop.


Kostas Magkos wrote:

>Hi all,
>I have two Debian etch ntp servers, running on stock 2.6.18-5-amd64
>kernel with ntp 4.2.2p4 at 1.1585-o. The two systems are configured as
>stratum 2 ntp servers, synchronised with various public stratum 1
>servers. They are configured as symmetric active peers.
>How can I ensure that the two servers are actually symmetric peers? When
>I list their associations, I can see that each server lists the other
>one as reject, outlyer or falseticker. I understand that they couldn't
>be sys.peers, but shouldn't they be candindates for each other, in that
>way participating in the cluster?
>Thanks in advance,
>Kostas Magkos
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