[ntp:questions] Number of Stratum 1 & Stratum 2 Peers

Mike Stump mrs at kithrup.com
Mon Dec 8 22:47:44 UTC 2014

In article <m5jrm9$gje$1 at dont-email.me>,
David Woolley  <david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid> wrote:
>On 02/12/14 01:59, edstuart at gmail.com wrote:
>> At the same time, we want drift less than 1 second. However, over
>Drift is a pure number.  If you ever get a time error of more than 
>100ms, ntpd is in severe distress.

On a computer with a blocked fan, thermal limits kick in and slow the
world down.  When this happens ntp cannot cope, and refuses to even
try and keep any sync.  Result, no sync what-so-ever.  :-( A nicer
failure mode would be to just sync time once every 1024 seconds.  Not
pretty, but, better than nothing.

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