[ntp:questions] Beginner needs help...

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Mon Mar 7 22:11:20 UTC 2011

Terje Mathisen wrote:
> David Woolley wrote:
>> Chris Albertson wrote:
>>> If you are on an isolated network a better setup is to put three
>>> SERVER lines in each config file where each of the tree computers has
>>> itself and the other two to select from. ntp will find the best clock
>> That's a recipe for disaster. If you are a rime island and you do
>> something like this, orphan mode is essential. Without orphan mode, the
>> OP is correct in using a well defined tree structure.
> Yes and no:
> The ability of ntpd to disregard circular definitions, i.e. using itself 
> as server, made it possible for me to use the exact same ntp.conf file 
> for all of my 6 primary servers:
The concern I have is that such configurations, without a real source of 
time are liable to fragment.

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