[ntp:questions] Synchronisation lost with swisstime.ethz.ch
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Aug 11 17:03:51 UTC 2005
At 5:29 PM +0200 2005-08-11, Frank Olsen wrote:
> That's what I've done (using .europe.pool.ntp.org).
That's a good start, but you want to use more than three upstream
servers. You really need a minimum of four, preferably at least
five, and you should consider whether you want as many as seven. The
page I referenced should have the details as to why.
> Just a final question: while I disconnected my server from swisstime.ethz.ch
> my server drifted by 0.6 seconds in about 5 hours; does this seem like a
> normal drift for the internal clock of a server?
Yeah, that sounds typical. This is why you want to make sure you
have enough good upstream time servers.
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