[ntp:questions] New Orphan Mode

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Tue Oct 2 19:26:26 UTC 2007


The orphan mode is described on the Automatic NTP Configuration Options 
page in the latest documentation on the web. However, disregard the 
comments that advise all machines in the subnet have the tos orphan 5 
command. Only do this for your lowest stratum machines and be sure they 
can talk to each other,say on a shared Ethernet. Othewise, if one of 
them breaks, the others don't know about it.


Rob wrote:
> Does anyone know how to set up orphan mode properly? 
> The docs are sparse.
> I know you must add a tos orphan line to your ntp.conf file.
> (e.g. tos orphan 5).
> But do you also still need to set up your local clock?
> e.g.
> tos orphan 5
> server
> fudge stratum 5
> Is this right?
> Rob

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