[ntp:questions] problem with pool directive?

Rob nomail at example.com
Mon Nov 10 13:06:43 UTC 2014

Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
> Rob writes:
>> I compiled ntp-dev 4.2.7p448 on the CubieBoard2 (ARM processor) and added
>> a "pool pool.ntp.org" line to the config.   It does not work.  Output
>> of ntpq -pn is:
>>  pool.ntp.org    .POOL.          16 p    -   64    0    0.000    0.000   0.00
>> 2
>> When I change "pool" to "server" it works OK, but of course it is hardwired
>> to a single server selected at boottime.
>> Is there any known problem with this?
> Not that I'm aware of.  I do similar things at a few sites and it works
> for me.
> Do you have "restrict" lines in your ntp.conf file?

Yes I have the now default "restrict" lines, to remedy the DDOS problem.
There are no specific restrict lines for my other servers.
Do I need a specific one for the pool directive?

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