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Old 02-15-2002, 10:38 AM   #1
Mephistopholes
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Question 'Client-only' ntpd


Red Hat 7.2 (kernel version 2.4.7-10) inludes the network time protocol daemon (ntpd) version 4.1.0. I would like to configure the ntpd as a 'client' only, i.e. to receive time updates from a time server, but not to function as a timeserver.

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Old 02-15-2002, 12:20 PM   #2
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well ntpd IS a daemon i.e. a server, to recive updates just use rdate on a cron job pr such like

rdate -s tick.august.net
 
Old 02-18-2002, 02:27 PM   #3
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well ntpd IS a daemon i.e. a server, to recive updates just use rdate on a cron job pr such like

rdate -s tick.august.net
Thanks, Chris!

I also found a more elegant solution by looking at the NTP RFC (1305 - http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1305.html for details) and at the following URL: http://www.scd.ucar.edu/nets/intro/s...tools/ntp.html - once the default functionality of the daemon and the configurations of the daemon are understood, things become much easier. In a nutshell, the daemon defaults to a Stratum 3 time server, and as long as the daemon is pointed to a higher stratum server / device, then there are no problems using the daemon to retrieve time synchronization. Further, by using the daemon as a Stratum 3 time server, the daemon is also available to provide synchronization for local devices such as workstations and laptops.

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