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

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Tue Nov 25 22:16:29 UTC 2008


Steve Kostecke wrote:
> On 2008-10-28, naihong at gmail.com <naihong at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Do you mean remove  "server 127.127.1.0" from client's configuration,
>> it is not in the ntp.conf at beginning. Add it just for tracing
>> problem purpose.
> 
> The problem is that ntpd is choosing the Undisciplined Local Clock as
> the sys_peer (aka "syncing to it") instead of the real time source (that
> has a high root dispersion.

Note the root dispersion is more than one seconds, which totally 
disqualifies the server.  There is a special rule for local clocks which 
normally makes them s source of last resort.

> 
> You will never get your clocks to play follow the leader like this.
> 




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