[ntp:questions] Order of servers in ntp.conf

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Wed Aug 14 21:39:58 UTC 2013


On 2013-08-14, unruh <unruh at invalid.ca> wrote:

> On 2013-08-14, Nils Brubaker <ncb at us.ibm.com> wrote:
>
>> Aug  8 15:01:00 yellowstone ntpd[3254]: synchronized to 50.116.55.161, 
>> stratum 2
>> Aug  8 16:09:20 yellowstone ntpd[3254]: synchronized to 38.101.77.21, 
>> stratum 2
>>
>> These log messages suggest that ntpd is synchronizing with one and only 
>> one NTP server.  Is that the correct interpretation?  Is this single 
>> server selected for synchronization only after performing all the 
>> calculations described below?
>
> As I understand it, once it has done all of the calculations, it picks
> one of the servers in the accepted bunch of servers and uses it as a
> proxy for all of them. Ie, the above is shorthand for 
> synchronized to a pool of servers which includes 38.101.77.21

The time server specified in each of those lines is the one which is
currently selected as the "sys_peer".

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Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
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