[ntp:questions] multiple instances of NTP on different interfaces

Abu Abdullah falcon.sheep at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 04:25:39 UTC 2013

On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 11:18 PM, Brian Utterback <brian.utterback at oracle.com
> wrote:

> Based on what is being requested, I can suggest one way to accomplish it,
> but it involves using an OS feature, rather than using an NTP feature.
> If it is feasible to run Oracle Solaris on the system in question, you
> could use the Solaris Zones feature to do what you want. You could have one
> instance of ntpd running in one zone with one set of interfaces which
> controls the system clock and have another instance in a separate zone
> configured with the other set of interfaces configured with the LOCAL
> refclock only so it never tries to change the clock, but will instead serve
> time only. There is an interlock mechanism in the ntpd configuration on
> Solaris to prevent ntpd from running in a zone but there is an override to
> the interlock if you really want to do it and you know what you are doing.
> Just a thought.

Thanks Bria, we are using RedHat so I think the equivalent is KVM but right
now I'm trying to find if there is an easier way.

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