troubleshooting Question

Please, I need help setting up a ntp server and a ntp client.

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I have a set of Unix[Solaris 8] machines in Melbourne and Sidney. They do not have a master clock. I need to set up one machine as the master clock for all Unix machines in Australia. I need to set up all other machines as ntp clients using IP.

The master clock should depends on at least two level 2 clocks in Austrailia(no level 1 clock).

The clients must be in synch with the master.
File permisions set properly -- ntp.conf only read/write by root.

The following is the server that should be the master clock "au1app017" and the ntp.conf file and ntp.client file already on the machine.

                                                             au1app017#cat ntp.conf
# Keep this machine from answering time queries
######restrict default noquery noserve
# Tell the machine to listen to the default multicast address ( for
# NTP updates.
# Configure for authorized time synchonization using a key.
enable auth
keys /etc/ntp.keys
trustedkey 2
# Set up a drift file that will help keep the system clock from drifting too
# far between synchonization broadcasts.
driftfile /etc/ntp.drift

                                                                   au1app017#cat ntp.client

# @(#)ntp.client        1.2     96/11/06 SMI
# /etc/inet/ntp.client
# An example file that could be copied over to /etc/inet/ntp.conf; it
# provides a configuration for a host that passively waits for a server
# to provide NTP packets on the ntp multicast net.


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