[ntp:questions] why does asterisk still show after the ntp server is shutdown?

unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Fri Nov 16 20:05:29 UTC 2012

On 2012-11-16, Rob <nomail at example.com> wrote:
> unruh <unruh at invalid.ca> wrote:
>> AFter a while it will. Right now it has only missed three pollings of
>> the server ( and since ntpd throws away 7 out of 8 polls anyway that is
>> too little) so wait another 10 hours and see if the * remains. Your
>> machine has no way of knowing if the other machine is only temporarily
>> disconnected due to some network problem, of has beenswitched off. There
>> is not return ntp signal saying "computer turned off". You know it is,
>> but your compter does not. 
> There is, but ntpd does not listen to it.

?? there is what? A return signal saying "the computer is turned off"?
exactly what would it be that is sending that return signal, since the
computer cannot. 

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