[ntp:questions] Order of servers in ntp.conf
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Wed Aug 14 15:52:58 UTC 2013
On 13/08/2013 20:52, Nils Brubaker wrote:
> For ntpd 4.2.4p6 running on Linux, is there any significance to the order
> of servers in the ntp.conf file? Will ntpd synchronize with the first
> available/good time server in the list?
> Nils Brubaker
The order you list likely determines the order shown in an "ntpq -p"
results billboard. That's the command you should use to check the sync
status. See the section "Tally Codes" in:
Why run such an old version?
The "synchronized to" messages relate to a switch of servers. If the
servers are all of a similar quality, this is sometimes referred to as
"clock hopping", but otherwise it may indicate that the data from server
A is now worse than that from server B (perhaps because of Internet
loading), so NTP switches from A to B.
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