The Question is:
Does the OpenVMS TCP/IP product support NTP as a client? Doc seems to imply it
can only function as a server.
The Answer is :
NTP has a heirarchy of layers, called strata. The further away from
the actual NTP time source, the lower the strata.
NTP explicity configured at stratum one provides time to NTP operating
at lower strata, and the provided time is acquired based on the local
system time or via some locally-accessable external time source.
NTP at other (lower) strata both receive time from higher strata and can
provide time to lower strata, and automatically adjust the local stratum.
The highest stratum is one, and the lowest available stratum is fifteen.
The TCP/IP Services NTP package can operate at any stratum, and can be
configured as a peer, as a client, or as a broadcast server.
For details, please see TCPIP$NTP.CONF or (prior to V5) UCX$NTP.CONF,
and please see:
Also please see topics 104, 949, 1427, 1506, 1530, 2030, 2054, 2430, 2480,
2907, 2957, 3030, 3452, 3556, 3898, and 4095.