[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd, boot time, and hot plugging

Per Hedeland per at hedeland.org
Fri Feb 4 20:02:19 UTC 2005


In article <mailman.44.1107536681.583.questions at lists.ntp.isc.org> Brad
Knowles <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> writes:
>
>	If you briefly lose connectivity, and you keep the same 
>interface, and you keep the same IP address (maybe you were walking 
>around in your house and were in an area that doesn't have good 
>wireless coverage for a while), then you can help make recovery 
>easier by configuring the LOCAL refclock.
>
>	With a LOCAL refclock, if all the other servers go away, ntpd 
>will at least continue running in degraded mode and using the latest 
>calculated variables

As has been pointed out many times here, there's no need to have a LOCAL
clock configured for that - ntpd will do it anyway. The only reason to
have a LOCAL clock configured is if you need ntpd to serve time to
others in this situation.

--Per Hedeland
per at hedeland.org



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