[clug] Local NTP server?

Alex Satrapa 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
> fudge 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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