[ntp:questions] Re: Yet Another Isolated Network Question
bab at inel.gov
Fri Dec 17 20:47:38 UTC 2004
Richard B. Gilbert wrote in news:KNSdnZbxio44o17cRVn-1g at comcast.com:
> Bruce Baumgart wrote:
>>Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>>>Bruce Baumgart wrote:
> Your local server should follow the remote server. It the remote
> server is not synchronized to an external clock of some sort, someone
> will have to correct it manually from time to time.
Yep. Not my problem, just bothers me aesthetically.
> # Declare the local clock to be the clock of last resort.
> # It will be used to serve time in the absence of any other.
> server 127.127.1.0
> fudge 127.127.1.0 stratum 10
> In your particular case setting the local clock to stratum ten may not
> be necessary but it will do no harm and is good practice. The high
> stratum should convince just about anybody that it's not a desirable
> clock to synchronize with if there is any other choice.
A curiousity question. If you don't fudge the local clock, it defaults
to stratum-5. Every time anybody shows the local clock server statement,
they say to fudge it to 10. Is there any case where a local clock should
be left a 5? Why not default it to 10?
This space intentionally left blank
More information about the questions