[ntp:questions] Re: NTP sync on a standalone network (Windows 2k)
mayer at ntp.isc.org
Sun Aug 20 02:48:18 UTC 2006
David Woolley wrote:
> In article <44e63895$0$32471$626a54ce at news.free.fr>,
> Alexandre Carrausse <alex_s_p_a_m at carrausse.com> wrote:
>> "Hal Murray" <hmurray at suespammers.org> wrote in message
>> news:_L2dnc1lD-lW5HjZnZ2dnUVZ_v6dnZ2d at megapath.net...
>>> Using a single system as the master seems like a reasonable approach
>>> to me. It's simple so you can understand it. Just fixup the time
> Definitely. Peering was never intended to be use for unsychronised
> networks. It was not designed for creating a consensus time out of
> nothing. For a start, local clocks are normally clocks of last
> resort, so you would have to prefer them, but even then, the whole
> system would almost certainly wander in frequency and could end up
> with some machines exceeding the 500ppm maximum correctable frequency
Dave's new schemes allow this to work very well. It requires manycasting
but it also needs the newer code.
> Assuming that the NT port supports remote configuration, I would suggest
> enabling that when you first stop the master server. You can then fudge
> the correction, to trim the frequency, without having to stop the server
I does in the same way as Unix versions but that's going away in the future.
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