[ntp:questions] Which version of Linux works best?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Thu Mar 11 02:02:54 UTC 2010

On Mar 10, 2010, at 4:59 PM, unruh wrote:
>> I've seen monitoring data from the NTP pool project for people using other NTP implementations, and they don't seem to be nearly as reliable timesources as the original ntpd implementation.  It's not just my opinion:
> Uh, just because alternative X does not work well, does not mean that
> alternative Y does not as well. Chrony works very well. I run it stably
> for years. It does a much better job than does ntpd at disciplining the
> clocks ( roughly a factor of 2 to 3 smaller offsets), which I suspect is
> because of its far faster response to frequency changes caused eg by
> temperature changes. 

Ah, that sounds great.  I gather from these comments that you have data which you can make available?

>> Can you give me a pointer to some IPs in the NTP pool using crony, so we can check their scores athttp://www.pool.ntp.org/scores/IP ...?
> ?? How would we know, especially since David Mills says they can detect
> implimentations like chrony and get them out of the pool.

That seems to be a strange thing for David Mills to say, as Ask Hansen is the pool maintainer.  Do you have a reference as to where David said such a thing?


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