[ntp:questions] ntpd keep trying preferred servers?

Rob nomail at example.com
Wed Sep 7 14:37:18 UTC 2011

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org> wrote:
> 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.

This is exactly what some people need.  Same time between different
servers in the network, don't care if it is UTC or not.

When it is not your requirement, fine.  But stop suggesting others
it is no good.

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