[ntp:questions] ntpd keep trying preferred servers?

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Wed Sep 7 14:09:06 UTC 2011

On 2011-09-07, Seth Seeger <sseeger at gmail.com> wrote:

> If I understand it correctly, the LOCAL hack just means that the
> server ( will hand out the time, even if it itself hasn't
> been sync'd. This is perfect, since really what I care about is
> perfect time between the server and rds1 and rds2.

Without a real time reference your server clock is "freewheeling" and
most likely not ticking at a stable or fixed rate. So rds[12] are
continually converging on a moving target.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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