[ntp:questions] Re: Fudging localclock time2 (newbie question)

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Sun Aug 17 14:51:18 UTC 2003


Leave the local clock alone; if the frequency has already been
disciplined and outside sources fail, the daemon will continue at the
last disciplined frequency. The frequency fudge in the local clock
driver is intended when no other outside source will ever discipline the
frequency and you want to tweak it to reduce accumulated time error.


dusty bin wrote:
> OK, so I set localclock ( as server with:
> server localclock
> fudge localclock stratum 10.
> The question is: should I also copy the drift value from ntp.drift
> into:
> fudge localclock time2 driftvalue
> or would this end up driving the ntp.drift value to zero when ntpd is
> being controlled by localclock?
> System is normally synchronized up to various ntp servers, but
> occassionally the internet connection drops out and the link may or
> may not restart automatically.
> Dusty

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