[CentOS] ntp server

Thu Jul 1 16:51:03 UTC 2010
Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com>

Jerry Geis wrote:
>> You can get an assortment of devices that receive time signals from 
>> satellites to act as good authoritative time sources on your private 
>> network if you are willing to spend some money.  If you just want to 
>> fake it, I think the trick is to lower the stratum number in the 'fudge' 
>> setting in ntpd.conf.
> Les
> I have tried dropping the stratum to 2,1 and 0 - did notice any effect
> Of course doing service ntpd restart each time.

Try setting it like this:

   fudge stratum 10
   server prefer

And make sure that there are no other "server" lines in the config.  I
haven't tried this myself, but if you don't have any other servers
listed, then it shouldn't waste any time waiting on them.