[ntp:questions] another question

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Nov 4 22:23:50 UTC 2004

At 1:26 PM +0100 2004-11-04, Folkert van Heusden wrote:

>  Yes, but what I mean is: what are the odds that a pc becomes a falseticker
>  *itself*.

	The nature of ntpd is that it will sync to an upstream server and 
distribute that time down to its clients, and the only way that 
particular machine could become a falseticker is to either sync to an 
upstream time server that is a falseticker, or to lose contact with 
all upstream time servers so that the only server defined for it is a 
local undisciplined clock.

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