188.8.131.52 Controlling Access to Your Server By default, your NTP server will be accessible to all hosts on the Internet. The restrict option in /etc/ntp.conf allows you to control which machines can access your server. If you want to deny all machines from accessing your NTP server, add the following line to /etc/ntp.conf: restrict default ignore
If you only want to allow machines within your own network to synchronize their clocks with your server, but ensure they are not allowed to configure the server or used as peers to synchronize against, add restrict 192.168.1.0 mask 255.255.255.0 nomodify notrap
instead, where 192.168.1.0 is an IP address on your network and 255.255.255.0 is your network's netmask. /etc/ntp.conf can contain multiple restrict options. For more details, see the Access Control Support subsection of ntp.conf(5).