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NAME

       ntpd.conf - Network Time Protocol daemon configuration file

DESCRIPTION

       This  manual  page  describes  the  format of the ntpd(8) configuration
       file.  It has the following format:

       Empty lines and lines beginning with the ‘#’ character are ignored.

       Keywords may be specified multiple times within the configuration file.
       They are as follows:

       listen on address
              Specify  a  local  IP  address  or a hostname the ntpd(8) daemon
              should listen on.  If it appears multiple  times,  ntpd(8)  will
              listen  on  each  given address.  If ‘*’ is given as an address,
              ntpd(8) will listen on all local addresses.   ntpd(8)  does  not
              listen on any address by default.  For example:

              listen on *
              listen on 127.0.0.1
              listen on ::1

       server address
              Specify  the  IP  address  or  the  hostname of an NTP server to
              synchronize to.  If it appears multiple times, ntpd(8) will  try
              to  synchronize  to all of the servers specified.  If a hostname
              resolves to multiple IPv4 and/or IPv6  addresses,  ntpd(8)  uses
              the  first address.  If it does not get a reply, ntpd(8) retries
              with the next address and continues to do  so  until  a  working
              address is found.  For example:

              server 10.0.0.2
              server ntp.example.org

              To provide redundancy, it is good practice to configure multiple
              servers.  In general, best accuracy is obtained by using servers
              that have a low network latency.

       servers address
              As  with  server,  specify  the IP address or hostname of an NTP
              server to synchronize to.  If it appears multiple times, ntpd(8)
              will try to synchronize to all of the servers specified.  Should
              the hostname resolve to multiple IP addresses, ntpd(8) will  try
              to synchronize to all of them.  For example:

              servers pool.ntp.org

FILES

       /etc/openntpd/ntpd.conf
              default ntpd(8) configuration file

SEE ALSO

       ntpd(8)

HISTORY

       The ntpd.conf file format first appeared in OpenBSD 3.6 .

                                 June 17, 2004                    NTPD.CONF(5)