Re: [chrony-users] What does the peer option?

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On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 06:44:35PM +0100, sebk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hello,
> I was installing chrony on a couple of computers on a local network and was wondering what the peer option actually does. Should I add each of the computer as a peer to the others? Or if I do, does only one need a real server entry?

The peer option allows the peers to be synchronized to each other in
both directions. This is useful to improve fault tolerance, for
example when one peer loses the connection to its servers or the servers
go down, it will be synchronized to the peer (unless its servers are
down too).

If all of your computers share the same link to the internet and each
of them is configured to use multiple servers (e.g. from,
using the peer option between them probably won't make a difference.

Miroslav Lichvar

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