[ntp:questions] Re: Prefer peers when using PPS driver
David L. Mills
mills at udel.edu
Tue Apr 25 02:57:14 UTC 2006
Yes, that is the intended behavior. Frnakly, I'm very nervous about
configurations like that. If the remote servers comes bum, it is easy
for the client to slide into the wrong second. Yes, it would be possible
to put up a tinker switch, but the program has become so infested with
tinkers that I am reluctant to add more. While I haven't tested it, you
might try setting more than one server as prefer. In this case the PPS
should tune as long as one of them is a survivor.
John Ackermann N8UR wrote:
> Hi --
> A question about configuring the prefer peer when using the PPS driver
> with a source that provides only the PPS signal and no other timecode.
> It seems that having to designate a single remote server as the prefer
> peer causes a weakness -- if that remote server goes away, the PPS
> driver is disabled.
> Is this a situation where specifying more than one prefer peer makes
> sense (assuming that all are of roughly equal, high, quality)? Will
> anything bad happen from doing this?
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