[ntp:questions] Re: NTP sync problems

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Wed Dec 15 19:46:28 UTC 2004

At 12:43 PM -0600 2004-12-15, Robert Rati wrote:

>                         This is what spurred my original question which
>  was, shouldn't NTP sync to the server(s) with the lower stratum
>  regardless of how different the time is that is being served from
>  higher stratum servers?

	Because this is not the way the NTP algorithms were designed to 
work.  If you want to use just one time server to which everyone 
syncs, that should work -- until such time as the primary goes down 
or is unreachable.

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