[CentOS] Date drift and ntpd

Warren Young warren at etr-usa.com
Thu Aug 12 21:51:39 UTC 2010

On 8/12/2010 3:43 PM, Jason Pyeron wrote:
> Okay, I only have one timeserver,

I meant that your on-site time server should be relying on only one 
other outside time server, one stratum up.

> but the ntp clients cowardly refuse to use
> less than 3.

Only one server on a given LAN should be running ntpd.  It's overkill 
for every machine to keep themselves synced with such a complex and 
fussy server.  All the others should just call ntpdate or msntp every 
hour or so as a cron job to keep their own time close to that of the LAN 
time server's.

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