[ntp:questions] Re: a couple of questions

Brian Utterback Brian.Utterback at Sun.removeme.COM
Thu Nov 4 17:14:34 UTC 2004

Folkert van Heusden wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got a couple of questions.
> 1. what is the mtbf for a typical atomic clock? how often do these
> devices fail? 2. when one uses an atomic clock, should one still use 3
> of them because of fals tickers? or are atomic clocks reliable enough?

Please note, as has been discussed before, NTP requires 4 servers or clocks to
protect against 1 falseticker.


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