[ntp:questions] Synchronize clocks without a reference clock

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Fri Mar 30 15:22:17 UTC 2007

On 2007-03-26, Per Hedeland <per at hedeland.org> wrote:

> "Maarten Wiltink" <maarten at kittensandcats.net> writes:
>> [With orphan mode] You're still picking a single clock to follow,
>>only now it's a random one.
> I guess this is correct for the current implementation, though there
> ought to be a potential for an "intelligent" selection - e.g. taking
> the drift value into consideration to reduce the risk of this problem:

How can you measure drift without an accurate reference (e.g. a
timebase) ?

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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