[ntp:questions] Re: What went wrong with the leap second
serge.bets at NOSPAM.laposte.invalid
Sat Jan 21 15:31:43 UTC 2006
On Friday, January 20, 2006 at 15:01:21 +0100, Ulrich Windl wrote:
> Another good question is how NTP will behave on different references
> showing different leap bits: Will it absolutely trust the current sync
> peer, or will it make a majority decision?
The ntp daemon will take the bitwise OR of all sources leap bits. Though
I don't know what exactly means "all" here: Really all reachable, all
survivors, all candidates, or such. A single leap=01 source wins over
any number of leap=00 refclocks, servers, and NIST leapsecond files.
> Also, can a bit mistakenly set via one reference be cleared by another
> reference? (Or malicuosly be reset?)
No. But I have a plan to change that, permitting to a valid NIST
leapsecond file to master daemon's leap bits.
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