On Sat, Sep 15, 2007 at 08:46:09PM -0000, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Is it possible to use ntpd as a client as well as a server?
Of course. Your server is a client of its own ntpd. > I have my firewall setup to get updates from the Internet which it does > without any problem. However, I am not seeing any clients syncrhonizing > with the firewall. > > The firewall ntp.conf files contains the following. > > server ntp-2.mcs.anl.gov prefer > driftfile /data_prgs/local/etc/ntp.drift Is my understanding these days the Politically Correct and Polite thing to do is not list a specific machine (unless its yours) as ntp server but to use servers which have volunteered to be placed in a revolving DNS pool, like this: server 0.pool.ntp.org server 1.pool.ntp.org server 2.pool.ntp.org server pool.ntp.org > The clients contain the following. > server firewall > driftfile /var/db/ntp.drift > > firewall is a resolved via internal DNS, and it is resolved to the correct > IP address. > > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. On your clients type "ntpd -c peers" and one machine should be listed, your "server" named "firewall" something like this (on MacOS X): % ntpdc -c peers remote local st poll reach delay offset disp ======================================================================= =andraia.local 192.168.123.177 2 4096 3 0.00085 -0.231870 3.95285 Do the same thing on the "server" to see what it thinks of the servers it is connected to. -- David Kelly N4HHE, [EMAIL PROTECTED] ======================================================================== Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"