[ntp:questions] strange behaviour of ntp peerstats entries.

Dennis Hilberg, Jr. timekeeper at dennishilberg.com.invalid
Wed Jan 30 18:53:01 UTC 2008

David J Taylor wrote:
> Brian Utterback wrote:
> []
>> Which is why NTP prefers the source with the smallest delay. The
>> system I am using has servers whose delays are 51ms to 94. I can't
>> find any closer. On my company LAN, the delays range from 16ms to
>> 87ms. The offsets of all these servers agree to within 9ms. Sure, I
>> am not going to get sub-millisecond from that, but I think it is 
>> probably
>> more typical than your set-up.
>> Brian Utterback
> Brian,
> I know this is supposed to happen, but I recall seeing behaviour some time 
> ago where a server with a little more jitter and much more delay was 
> preferred, almost as if it was the jitter/offset which was the measure 
> rather than offset itself.  I ended up adding a "prefer" qualifier.
> Cheers,
> David 

Doesn't ntpd choose a peer based on stratum also?  Maybe that was the issue 

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