[ntp:questions] A faster settling NTP (was: Re: Meinberg NTP monitor, silly question)
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.delete-this-bit.and-this-part.co.uk.invalid
Tue Dec 22 20:09:44 UTC 2009
"Richard B. Gilbert" <> wrote in message
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> unruh wrote:
>> Nonsense. chrony does it, without loss of accuracy (chrony is about 3
>> times as accurate as ntp is) or stability. It will correct a few
>> second initial error in far less time than ntp takes for a .01 sec
>> and without stepping.
> Then why don't you use chrony and stop bugging us? If it can replace
> NTPD under most common scenarios for normal and emergency operation and
> do a better job, I'm sure that it will eventually replace NTPD. Does
> anyone see that happening yet?
I would be quite happy to try chrony were it not for the fact that it
doesn't work with Windows and it doesn't support reference clocks.
I would be even happier if there were a version of NTP available which, as
an option, had a fast convergence algorithm for its initial operation, and
switched to the existing NTP algorithm once initial stability had been
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