[ntp:questions] Isolated Network Drift Problem

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Thu Nov 27 06:55:54 UTC 2008


>> Why do they need to differ by steps of 2?
>
>Because a server running off the local clock will report the server's
>stratum as one higher then the clock's. So a backup server with a
>local clock only one stratum higher than the primary's will have two
>sources at the same level to choose from: its own local clock, and
>the primary server.

Thanks.


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