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Re: NTP.conf pool vs server




On Wed, Jun 07, 2017 at 03:54:26PM +0100, Darac Marjal wrote:
> As I understand it "server" will do name resolution once and pick an IP
> from the result. "pool" will periodically refresh the name and cycle to
> a different member of the pool.

Really?  Why isn't this documented?  Is it simply urban legend passed
from user to user?

I largely agree with Gene.  The man pages are incredibly silly.  They
don't tell you how to do the Most Basic Common Thing.  Instead they
talk about "type s and r addresses" and "a preemptable association
is mobilized" and "mobilizes a persistent  symmetric-active  mode
association" and "type b and m addresses" and other such gibberish.

I guess Ill try changing one of my intranet time servers from "server"
to "pool" and see what happens.