Re: NTP.conf pool vs server
- Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 11:06:42 -0400
- From: Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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.