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Feature #11496

NTP Peer

Added by Christian Borchert about 2 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
NTPD
Target version:
-
Start date:
02/21/2021
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Description

If operating two pfSense machines, both of the same Stratum (for example both with GPS and stratum 1), it would be nice for them to peer with each other, as opposed to client-server mode.

https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=ntp.conf

looking at ntpd.conf in /var/etc is appears only SERVER and POOL modes are available through the GUI - not PEER

peer For type s addresses (only), this command mobilizes a persistent
symmetric-active mode association with the specified remote peer.
In this mode the local clock can be synchronized to the remote
peer or the remote peer can be synchronized to the local clock.
This is useful in a network of servers where, depending on vari-
ous failure scenarios, either the local or remote peer may be the
better source of time. This command should NOT be used for type
b, m or r addresses.

pool For type s addresses, this command mobilizes a persistent client
mode association with a number of remote servers. In this mode
the local clock can synchronized to the remote server, but the
remote server can never be synchronized to the local clock.

server For type s and r addresses, this command mobilizes a persistent
client mode association with the specified remote server or local
radio clock. In this mode the local clock can synchronized to
the remote server, but the remote server can never be synchro-
nized to the local clock. This command should not be used for
type b or m addresses.

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