[ntp:questions] orphan mode

Frank Alsop fealsop at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 2 00:31:13 UTC 2011


Thanks, that is exactly correct.  We are concerned with failure situations.  
Hopefully, we never run in orphan mode, but we need to know just in case.  Our 
system is very susceptible to time fluctuations, etc.



----- Original Message ----
From: David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid>
To: questions at lists.ntp.org
Sent: Wed, June 1, 2011 5:26:21 PM
Subject: Re: [ntp:questions] orphan mode

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:

> If you have GPS, a WWV receiver, LORAN or other primary sources of time I don't 
>understand why you should need or want Orphan Mode!

Because it is important for the machines to track each other when internet 
connectivity is lost.

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