[ntp:questions] Re: Stratum?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed Nov 17 20:20:34 UTC 2004

Jan wrote:

> I'm sorry to post this question, which I'm sure must be a FAQ - I 
> haven't been able to find any answer in what docs I have read, though. 
> This is the situation:
> I have an AIX server that I use as the NTP server on our LAN, and a 
> number of clients running a number of UNIXes. All of this seems to 
> works fine, except for the two that run RedHat Linux - they insist 
> that our NTP server is not acceptable because it is 'stratum 16'.
> So how can I set the stratum on the server? I'm sure there must be a 
> parameter...
One other possibility is that your AIX server really is stratum 16 
because it is not synchronized.  Not likely however; if this were so, 
you  should have problems with all the other clients as well.

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