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Anthony Williams alby.williams at verizon.com
Mon Feb 17 15:38:30 UTC 2014


Blake:

 Just to make sure I've got this down, listing a device as a "peer" in
the ntp.conf file will create a situation where both devices are saying,
"I know what time it is" and splitting the difference?  Whereas when you
list a device as a "server", it's using that as the authority on the
correct time?

Example:
--

#
peer    192.168.1.1 iburst
peer    192.168.1.2 iburst


#
server  ntp.colby.edu           minpoll 6 maxpoll 10 iburst
server  bonehed.lcs.mit.edu     minpoll 6 maxpoll 10 iburst





On 2/17/2014 10:28 AM, Blake Dunlap wrote:
> Peer means it considers the other side an equal and they will mutually skew
> time together. If you have peer on for devices you don't consider your time
> servers, you're opening yourself up to problems.
> 
> -Blake




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