[ntp:questions] ntp clients out of sync with server

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Mon Nov 24 22:49:23 UTC 2008

On 2008-10-28, David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> wrote:

> If you have any w32time servers upstream of you, please note that 
> w32time doesn't honour the maximum distance heuristic, so will report a 
> low stratum number even when the root dispersion is impossibly high, 
> because the server hasn't been synchronised for many days, e.g we have 
> one in the office that is reporting stratum three, even though it has 
> not been synchronised for so long that the time is almost 7 seconds out.

The OP's time island clearly does not use any instances of w32time.

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

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