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anybody configure NTP on solaris machine? ▻

can I run ntp just to coordinate the time between machines?

In article <3377742E.400A@internet.com>, Greg  <greg@internet.com> wrote:
>I need to synchronize several machines (Sparc/Solaris 2.5.1 and
>cisco routers) to perform some measurements. Can I use NTP for this
>purpose? cisco routers can act as NTP client. Can I somehow start
>NTP server on one Sun machine and tell it just to use a time provided
>by Sun? I don't care what actual time is.

Yes; yes; yes.

>I've never worked with NTP before. I took a look at documentation and
>it says that NTP server must have connection to some external clock
>source. Can I somehow get around this requirement?

No, but you can tell NTP to use the local clock as its "external"
source.  It may not bear any relation to the real time, but NTP will
happily believe it (till something better comes along).

Simply put something like this in /etc/ntp.conf, to treat your local
clock as a stratum 3 source.  See the "Undisciplined Local Clock" page
in the documentation for further information.

    peer 127.127.1.1

Tim.
--
Tim Goodwin | "I'm a west coast kinda guy, I'm not even sure
UUNET, UK   | where Washington is.. :-)" -- Jordan Hubbard

Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: comp.protocols.time.ntp
Subject: Re: can I run ntp just to coordinate the time between machines?
Date: 13 May 1997 13:03:42 GMT
Organization: UUNET, Cambridge, UK.
Message-ID: <5l9ore$b2k@tube.news.pipex.net>
References: <3377742E.400A@internet.com>

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◅ Why does anyone care about leap seconds?

anybody configure NTP on solaris machine? ▻