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ntp client and ntp peer

hi,

wanted to know the difference between ntp client and ntp peer.

skrao

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Re: ntp client and ntp peer

Please refer to http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122cgcr/ffun_c/fcfprt3/fcf012.htm#wp1034601

Briefly, NTP client is something that accept timing information only but not providing it, and NTP peer is something that all devices will cross reference with one another and adjust itself accordingly

Re: ntp client and ntp peer

Hi,

A host is a client with respect to another host if it is receiving time service from that host.

A host is a peer with respect to another host if it is receiving from and providing time service to that host.

HTH,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

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Re: ntp client and ntp peer

Additionally to other posts:

NTP CLIENT: a device with worse stratum level (further from the source than this device)

NTP PEER: a device in the same stratum level (same distance from the source as this device)

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