[ntp:questions] which servers should be peers?

Maria Iano maria at iano.org
Thu Sep 19 14:33:13 UTC 2013


> Well, there is a problem. You said that  you had seen all of your S1
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> servers suddenly declare that the time was 1982 and presumably that the
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> times were very close (to less than a second). They would then form a
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> group of servers which could well outvote the S2s that are delivering
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> the correct time. If you really have a failute mode like that, then you
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> will be screwed and you will need to include some outsiders to break the
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> potential tie. 
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> Such a unified crazyness really needs to be looked into. Why in the
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> world did they all go nuts at the same time?
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We saw this happen with some old appliances once due to a software bug. It is unlikely to happen again, but it is desirable to have our configuration able to cope with it.

Thanks for your help.



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