[ntp:questions] client configuration: it's sufficient 3 servers ?

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Fri May 24 11:19:21 UTC 2013

Rob wrote:

> When you want your clients to always have correct time even if a
> server fails, you need more than one server.  There are people who
> claim that 2 servers is not good because they may have different
> time and you will not be able to tell which one is right, but in

I believe I've seen examples where ntpd reacts to this by marking both 
as false tickers, because it cannot establish a  majority clique.

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