[ntp:questions] Re: Problem with good synchronization.
David L. Mills
mills at udel.edu
Sat Oct 16 00:32:41 UTC 2004
It might not be self-evident, but more that two different strata in a
chain like you propose is unstable. I have seen random cliques form,
re-form and break in such configurations.
It is not necessarily a Bad Thing to lose all synchronization sources,
as typically a herd of cows can run without the bulls for a day and a
half without sliding beyond the step threshold. Better to elect not more
than two bulls and let the rest be cows.
Harlan Stenn wrote:
> It might be better to find the "best" *ix machine you have and use that
> as the local master. Have it run at, say, stratum 8. Take your next
> best machine and have it run at stratum 10. Take your 3rd best machine
> and have it run at stratum 12.
> Have all your machines peer with each other.
> If your primary goes, the #2 machine will take over and be the leader.
> If your primary and secondary machines go, the #3 machine will take over.
> If all 3 machines go, your net will slowly go out of sync.
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