[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 127.127.1.0 # local clock
> fudge 127.127.1.0 stratum 10
> driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift
> What happens if I erase "server 127.127.1.0" and "fudge 127.127.1.0
> 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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