[ntp:questions] clock not synching with low stratum time server
balajisa at india.hp.com
Fri Jun 17 13:17:07 UTC 2005
I have a configuration which i have pasted below in ntp.conf
server 127.127.1.0 version 3
fudge 127.127.1.0 stratum 12
server timeclripfa.akadns.net version 3
peer cla2astr version 3
peer cla3astr version 3
peer cla4astr version 3
If i run my xntpd(4.1.1) daemon with the above configuration, i found
that after some time clock syncs with the local clock or other
peer servers( cla2astr-ics0, cla3astr-ics0 and cla4astr-ics0 )
which have a very high stratum value (12). The server
timeclripfa.akadns.net has a stratum value of 2. I believe
that xntpd should choose a low stratum server as its time source.
I ran ntpdate timeclripfa.akadns.net before starting xntpd.
Is there any reason why xntpd does not choose the low startum server
and falls back on local clock for synchronization ?
I ran xntpd in debug mode ( immediately after running ntpdate with
timeclripfa.akadns.net) and found that the initial offset difference
immediately goes up to around 174ms.. This value keeps increasing to
more than +100secs and my system doesnot sync at all..
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