[ntp:questions] prefer keyword and local radio clock, was Re: [Bug 177] Clock stepping messes up frequency. (fwd)

rtxo gnu at wraith.sf.ca.us
Wed Nov 12 00:42:55 UTC 2003

Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:


> Yes, I could (and did) slap a "prefer" into the server config line,
> but that seems like a bit of a cop-out.  I believe the underlying
> I guess I need to poke at the old ntp research papers a bit more.  I
> can't believe I'm the first person to notice this.

> -wolfgang

Hi Wolfgang--

Check out the "Mitigation rules and the PREFER keyword" documentation.
It describes the whys and hows of a local radio clock and the operation
with the prefer keyword.



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