[time-nuts] more of a time distribution question

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Thu Mar 30 16:08:23 EDT 2017

On Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:37:50 -0700
jimlux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Running NTP (in some flavor) would be the obvious approach, but I'm in 
> an environment where there's no "outside" connectivity.. Could I make 
> one of the beaglebones be the NTP server, and the others be the clients?

Yes, you can tell ntpd to use the system clock as reference.
I have in my ntpd.conf:

# use hw clock in case no servers available
server  # local clock
fudge stratum 10  

That makes the system clock a valid source. The fudge line is there
to prevent ntpd from using the local system clock as reference unless
it's the only source available.

			Attila Kinali

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They don't alters their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to
fit the views, which can be uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the
facts that needs altering.  -- The Doctor

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