[ntp:questions] FreeBSD refclock error
dnewman at networktest.com
Tue Aug 14 21:05:40 UTC 2007
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On 8/14/07 5:51 AM, Jason Rabel wrote:
>> ACK, thanks also for these tips.
>> Next newbie question: Is ".GPS." the correct refid I should see?
>> lancelot# ntpq -p
>> remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter
>> *time.domain.tld .GPS. 1 u 33 64 377 0.746 -40.803 20.547
> The 'refid', in this case 'GPS' is the source which time.domain.tld is
> synced to. If it was synced to another NTP server then it would list its IP
> there. You really should use more than one server to sync to... 4 is
> generally the recommended minimum.
Thanks. Yet more newbie questions:
1. Is it better to (a) list 4 sources on the box with the GPS receiver
attached and just one source on all client boxes that point to it for
ntp, or (b) list 4 servers on all boxes?
2. If (b) should I use the "prefer" directive to query the GPS-based
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