[ntp:questions] Thoughts on huff and puff

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Sun Oct 12 09:43:25 UTC 2008

David L. Mills wrote:
> See the Association Management page, Orphan Mode section. It would be 
> odd if the casual reader did not come away from that section with the 

The casual reader wouldn't get to that section.  They would stop at the 
Automatic NTP Configuration Options page, where the only advantages are 
in terms of redundancy and single point failures, none of which being 
advantages for the typical w32time user with a single Unix NTP gateway 

Actually, if they looked at 4.2.4p4, they would come away with the 
impression that orphan mode didn't exist!

bash-3.2$ grep -li orphan *.html

> impression that orphan mode was always preferred over the local clock 
> driver.

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