[ntp:questions] Re: Synchronisation lost with swisstime.ethz.ch

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Aug 11 14:45:30 UTC 2005

At 7:02 AM -0700 2005-08-11, frank.olsen at steria.com wrote:

>  I did think that there was a problem with the server, but not knowing
>  much about NTP I wasn't sure how to be absolutely sure. So, if I get a
>  stratum 13 or 16 on a server that us supposed to be 1 or 2 or 3 or
>  whatever, I can safely assume that there is something wrong with that
>  server, is that correct?

	That's usually a pretty safe assumption, yes.

>  Another question: if I do use several servers, what happens if one of
>  them doesn't respond? (OK, this is probably in the basic documentation
>  so I'll read that right away.)

	This is one of the primary reasons why you use several servers -- 
if one doesn't respond, you just use the others.

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