[ntp:questions] fudge is necessary ?

Richard B. gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Mar 23 11:53:01 UTC 2007

> What do you think of my ntp.conf ?
> These istructions are contained in my ntp.conf of my server:
> server     # local clock
> fudge stratum 10
> driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift
> What happens if I erase "server" and "fudge
> stratum 10" istructions ?
> My internal servers A,B (which retrieve time from this server) need
> these istructions to synchronize themselves ?

Those statements enable your system to continue to serve time to clients 
  even if the connection to your upstream servers is lost.  They are 
needed if, and only if, your system serves time to clients.  They will 
give you a few hours, at most, of "holdover" if you lose your UTC 

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