[ntp:questions] Isolated Network Drift Problem

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Sat Nov 22 16:33:21 UTC 2008

Steve Kostecke wrote:
> On 2008-11-22, David Woolley <david at djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> Steve Kostecke wrote:
>>> As you can see the rootdelay and root dispersion are unchanged.
>> In that case, you need to come up with
>> an alternate theory of the crime for
>> 0446c8af-2ba5-42e0-8c1f-183bb1fc1fbe at n33g2000pri.googlegroups.com
>> In particular, you need to explain the root dispersion in:
>> f7eb11ca-32c0-407e-bfcf-51cbdaafa2ad at b31g2000prb.googlegroups.com
> You are entitled to ask if I can provide explanations for reported ntp
> behavior. But telling me that I "need to" do something at your whim is
> simply going too far.

If you don't do so, there is evidence pointing in both directions.  As 
such, I will have to continue warning people that there is reasonable 
doubt about whether orphan mode works for time islands.  (It may turn 
out that it works for some ntpd versions, but not others, for example.)


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