[ntp:questions] Re: Architecture / best practice for small/medium company setups

David Woolley david at djwhome.demon.co.uk
Sat Jul 1 10:16:05 UTC 2006

In article <44a52073$1$31653$e4fe514c at news.xs4all.nl>,
Maarten Wiltink <maarten at kittensandcats.net> wrote:0

> That particular problem is caused by having a number of peers all at
> the same local-clock stratum. If one of them is put at a lower stratum

Isn't the real problem caused by the use of the local clock driver.
Distributors like including this and users don't understand that ntpd
will maintain frequency even without any servers, so a lot of people
include them without really understanding them.

The other problem is that many people think that ntpd is designed to
negotiate a consensus time under such circumstances, when except possibly
for the new isolated networks option, it isn't and one should use timed,
or similar, instead.

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