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