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

William Unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Fri Dec 12 18:10:24 UTC 2014

On 2014-12-12, Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
> Mike,
> I think you are seeing the correct and expected behavior.
> The root cause here is that the majority of the upstream servers are
> *incorrectly* not advertising the leap second.
> There have been problems before where a misconfigured server has
> incorrectly advertised a non-existent leap-second, and in cases where
> folks had an adequate number of correctly configured servers, this
> mistake was properly ignored.
> I have not been closely following this thread, so I might be missing
> something.
> It's pretty easy to download and install a leapsecond file, and ntpd
> will pay attention to that...
> Or am I missing something?

Yes, That it was an example of a case in which the correct time server
could be declared a falseticker. The answer you give "never use sources
which might not deliver the correct time" does not obviate the point. 
The concept of "falseticker" and of "bad time" are not the same thing. 

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