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Old 06-30-2010, 06:00 AM   #16
Petri Kaukasoina
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Seems that "pool" is at the "undocumented feature" stage. As stated above it is not in the man pages.
The man pages do not document any ntp.conf commands. The documentation is in /usr/doc/ntp-4.2.6p1/html, start from /usr/doc/ntp-4.2.6p1/html/index.html. "pool" is described in confopt.html.

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Unnecessarily the peer was a stratum 1 server (if that's what the st column indicates). I understand it is bad NTP etiquette to peer with stratum 1 servers unless there is a real need for best accuracy.
Don't worry about that in case of pool servers. If a server is in the ntp pool, it can be used (via the *.pool.ntp.org DNS alias, as part of the pool). (The rules you think are about using the servers listed in the public stratum 1 ntp servers list.)
 
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Thanks Petri

Found the local HTML OK. Similar to http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/index.html but presumably more closely matched to the installed version.
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Don't worry about that in case of pool servers. If a server is in the ntp pool, it can be used (via the *.pool.ntp.org DNS alias, as part of the pool). (The rules you think are about using the servers listed in the public stratum 1 ntp servers list.)
That makes sense -- if the tier 1 server admins did not want the load they wouldn't have joined the pool. Happily means the tos line can be dropped from ntp.conf -- keep it simple.
 
  


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