[ntp:questions] shouldn't "preempt" always be used with public pool servers?
kostecke at ntp.org
Sun Mar 27 17:12:06 UTC 2011
On 2011-03-25, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:
> Unless "preempt" means "on error, abandon forever that entry in ntp.conf
> and rely on the other server entries instead" - in which case this would
> be a bad strategy after a long time. The man page is unclear whether any
> retry is performed on error with preempt.
The official NTP Reference Snapshot documentation is maintained and
released as HTML. All currently extant man-pages are unsupported 3rd
An explanation of "preempt" man be found at:
* http://doc.ntp.org/4.2.6p3/assoc.html#modes - Current stable release
* http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/assoc.html#modes -
Use of "preempt" is documented at:
* http://doc.ntp.org/4.2.6p3/confopt.html - Current stable release
* http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/confopt.html - Development
The documentation may also be found in the ./HTML directory for your
version of NTP.
The preempt option was discussed in the comp.protocols.time.ntp Usenet
newsgroup in November, 2006. This discussion thread is archived at
Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/
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