[ntp:questions] Re: Forcing Stratum Level

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Tue Mar 21 07:35:35 UTC 2006

Lands, Jesse wrote:
>> I have a closed network that I am using NTPD on to control all the
>> clocks. I can not open the network up to a public time server and I
>> would prefer not to spend the money to hook it up to a GPS.
>> I just need all the Windows XP clients to sync their time to the
>> NTPD server. However when I try to sync them I get "The peer's
>> stratum is less than the host's stratum."
>> How do I force the NTP server to show as a better stratum?
>> TIA
>> Jesse


After the server and clients have been running for some time (an hour, 
say), what does the output of an NTPQ -P show on the server and on the 


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