[ntp:questions] Re: Correcting my time servers clock drift on Alpha ES40s / Tru64
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Oct 21 11:24:56 UTC 2005
At 6:14 PM -0700 2005-10-20, brett.sander at tenix.com wrote:
> The clocks on the 2 servers (as far as I can tell) are running at the
> same time. I will have to take a look into the orphan mode. If the
> clock of my alpha box that I designate as the server is not great at
> keeping time though, doesn't that mean my whole network will be out as
> it is now?
Alphas usually keep very good time. Of all the hardware
architectures I know of, they have tended to be the best
time-keepers. I wouldn't worry too much about them getting too far
off too quickly, but obviously you should keep an eye on them.
> Some more information: I am running xntpd and according to the man
> pages "The xntpd daemon is a complete implementation of the Network
> Time Protocol (NTP) version 3 standard as defined by RFC 1305". We
> also have a number of Windows 2000 servers that are clients and are
> configured using "net time /setsntp:time-server" where time-server is
> an aliase to one of the alpha machines.
Note that "orphan mode" is only available in the latest ntp-dev
code. It is not available in xntpd, nor in the screwed-up Microsoft
implementation of SNTP. You'll have to get the latest ntp-dev code
running on all your platforms.
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