[clug] Local NTP server?
grail at goldweb.com.au
Tue Jan 6 01:25:42 GMT 2009
On 22/12/2008, at 18:39 , Chris Smart wrote:
> Any ideas? I just want to have one server which broadcasts the date
> to all
> other linux machines on the network.
Configure nptd to use a "LOCAL" clock as the authority:
> server 127.127.1.0
> fudge 127.127.1.0 stratum 5
From memory, NTP works better if you have two or three machines
peered together as the "authoritative" servers, with one of them
broadcasting to the network. Each machine can keep track of the drift
in the onboard oscillator relative to the other machines in the peer
You'll find that some motherboards have far more reliable oscillators
than others. Poke around and see which one reports the lowest jitter
on the "LOCAL" clock.
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