[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd looses sync, I must always restart: please help

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Fri Oct 31 11:45:51 UTC 2003

"Luca" <luca at pacor.de> wrote in message
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> "Maarten Wiltink" <maarten at kittensandcats.net> wrote in message
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> > [...] Conspicuously absent from your endless list is ntp1.t-online.de.
> Oooops! I did not know of that one.
> Thanks!

You gave us your provider; I simply made a few guesses.

>  That means I should have a bigger stratum and use stratum 2 servers
> as servers -not peers-, right?
> But: what should I have in the config file? Could you please give me a
> hint?

This is what I have:

driftfile /etc/ntp/drift

fudge stratum 10

server ntp.xs4all.nl
#server ntp.dds.nl
#server ntp.hccnet.nl

Having just one server association works very well for me, and would for
a great many people that are now using half a dozen public low-stratum
servers at once. Effectively, it merely limits the quality of my time to
that of my ISP; that's good enough for me. (I have a good ISP.)

Nevertheless, I would sync with my other two ISP's, but they won't let me
unless I dial in to them.

Maarten Wiltink

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