[ntp:questions] Re: Stratum?
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed Nov 17 20:20:34 UTC 2004
> 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
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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