I have been having issues for as long as I can remember with my Peplink gear (Balance One Core, Balance 30, AP AC Minis, AP One AXs) with time synchronization. All devices seem to fail on the first try and then succeed 5 minutes later.
My plan was to set my primary router (Balance One Core) to use the google time servers (time.google.com). I set it in the System->Time configuration area of the UI.
To my surprise, this cause a config sync with all of my APs. The Balance One Core pushed out time.google.com as the NTP source for all of the APs. This was unexpected as I was planning on pointing all other Peplink gear at my primary router to get their time.
Why was this setting pushed out to all of my APs? It is not configured anywhere in the AP section of the router. If I manually set the NTP servers on each of the APs - will the next config sync overwrite it? I guess I will find out…
Are there any plans to implement a NTP Proxy function (similar to the DNS proxy and “Forward Outgoing DNS requests to the local DNS proxy”)?
My goal is to have one device sync with a source from the internet, and then have all of my other clients update the time from that device (keeping all NTP traffic local). As far as I can tell, none of my DHCP clients are honoring the Option 42 setting in my DHCP config.