[ntp:questions] Output of ntpq -p regarding stratum level
david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Thu Sep 11 21:43:25 UTC 2008
Nottorf, Stefan wrote:
> remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter
> *10.x.y.z .PPS. 1 u 338 1024 377 0.454 -1.559 0.078
> name1.name 10.x.y.z 2 u 471 1024 376 0.209 1.763 0.093
> name2.name 10.x.y.z 2 u 1461 1024 374 0.001 2.652 0.206
> name3.name 10.x.y.z 2 u 596 1024 376 0.385 0.052 0.322
> LOCAL(0) .LOCL. 5 l 59 64 377 0.000 0.000 0.001
> In short: does the column st refer to the stratum of the remote host OR
> does it mean "If I synchronize to that remote host I will get to stratum
That of the remote host.
Incidentally, why are you running the local clock driver at stratum 5?
That should only be done if your machine is a server and is being
synchronised to a reliable time source by means other than NTP. Local
clock has no place at all on clients and should only be used on servers
as a deliberate choice. When synchrnonised to an unreliable source,
like the undisciplined local clock (including that clock as a fall back
to external servers), it should be set to the highest stratum that is
still acceptable to its clients, if used at all.
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