[ntp:questions] Re: Sufficient # servers to sync to

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Sat Mar 19 05:31:36 UTC 2005

"David L. Mills" <mills at udel.edu> wrote in message 
news:d1g1af$o27$1 at dewey.udel.edu...

> When I say "vote", what I mean is that a majority vote among three of the 
> four servers is possible in order to declare the fourth a traitor. All 
> this says is the three servers are truechimers and the fourt is a 
> falseticker. The "vote" is not for the winner, it's for the loser.

    Certainly the same would be true for three servers if one were way off 
and the other two were in agreement. The two accurate ones would vote for 
the one that's off to lose. Whoever the one that was off voted for, it would 
only have one vote to the screwed up server's two votes.


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