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

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Mon Apr 6 22:18:35 UTC 2009

Steve Kostecke wrote:

> "Sync" is usually defined as "calculating the offset between a clock and
> a reference standard, stepping or initiating a slew to correct the

I doubt that many would consider the initiation of a slew as being 
synchronised.  I would suggest most people would define synchronised as 
being when one achieves a high confidence that the error will not 
subsequently exceed their required maximum error, in the short term and 
will have a very low proportion of times where it will in the long term

> offset, and becoming ready to serve time to others". ntpd is capable of
> "syncing" in under 10 minutes. Even less if the initial offset is less
> than 128ms and/or 'iburst' is used on the server lines.

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