[ntp:questions] Dopey selection of server

Christopher Burian cburian at ll.mit.edu
Fri Jan 30 04:33:10 UTC 2004


Can anyone explain this:

ntpq> pe
     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset 
jitter
==============================================================================
+cs.columbia.edu 204.123.2.5      2 u  725 1024  377   16.819   -7.688  
2.119
+filbert.cc.colu 128.59.39.48     2 u  704 1024  377   22.523   -4.356  
5.053
*cudns.cit.corne 192.5.41.40      2 u  656 1024  377   60.335   13.325 
23.390
ntpq>

Instead of rejecting the one that is off the most from the others, it is 
selecting that wayward server, despite it having the worst jitter as well.
Is the selection based on a longer time frame, and I just happened to pick
a bad time to look at how it's doing?

Thanks,
Chris



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