[ntp:questions] NTP - orphan mode with SAME stratum ("tos orphan 6") FAIL to sync.

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Mon Apr 6 19:32:27 UTC 2009

On 2009-04-06, David Woolley <david at djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> Seems to me that if orphan mode is using narrow error bands, it is not 
> going to work in many  or most cases where people would want to use it!
> It needs to work when there never was a real time source (probably the 
> main reason people will actually use it), and all the machines are 
> started together with their clocks randomly spread over at least 10 
> seconds. Otherewise, it is not going to meet typical, naive, user 
> expectations.

Orphan Mode is intended to select _one_ leader from the group of Orphans
when all other time sources are unreachable. It does so based on a
randomly generated value.

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

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