ntp config tech note

Eric A. Hall ehall at ehsco.com
Fri May 21 15:14:25 UTC 2004

On 5/20/2004 10:57 PM, Randy Bush wrote:

> you ask do folk run ntpd on every server.
> i wonder if folk run ntpd on every router.  i did and do.

every server, router, switch, and workstation that supports it

PCs are the hardest part. you can net put "time \\source /yes" in the
login script to smack them into synch but they'll drift if you don't have
a real listener. win2k also has listeners but a little rough to config.
there are third party widgets too.

mcast/bcast where possible too, and dhcp config as well

ntp is one of the easier services to globally config

Eric A. Hall                                        http://www.ehsco.com/
Internet Core Protocols          http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/coreprot/

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