[ntp:questions] SNTP server + ntpd 4.2.4 client

Noob root at localhost.invalid
Fri Mar 14 14:03:08 UTC 2008


I've been running ntpd 4.2.4 to synchronize my system clock using 
remote stratum 2 servers as a reference. (The RTT to these servers is 
in the 30-50 ms range.) The accuracy is in the 1-2 ms range, based on 
the reported offset.

I've been asked to evaluate the following time server, in order to 
reach a better accuracy than what the current setup provides.


(AFAIU, this time server implements SNTP, not the full NTP.)

The idea would be to put this (stratum 1) time server in the same LAN 
as my box, and add it my ntp.conf. (The RTT on the LAN is on the order 
of 100 µs.)

Will it work?

Is it a problem that the time server only implements SNTP?

What kind of accuracy may I expect?


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