[ntp:questions] ntpd keep trying preferred servers?

Seth Seeger sseeger at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 14:45:22 UTC 2011

On Wednesday, September 7, 2011 10:37:18 AM UTC-4, Rob wrote:
> Steve Kostecke <kost... at ntp.org> wrote:
> > 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.

I understand that I may be freewheeling.  It's not ideal, but the real requirement is that the server and rds[12] stay perfectly in sync.

Is there a better way to do this?  Should I set it up with peers instead of one server and two clients?


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