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

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Mon Apr 6 22:35:16 UTC 2009

On 2009-04-06, David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
> Steve Kostecke wrote:
>> 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.
> That's what it is intended to do, but what people seem to be saying here 
> is that it will easily select no leaders.  If it is going to work in its 
> intended way, it needs to turn off the confidence interval logic.

Orphan Mode does not use any confidence interval logic. Once the ntpd's
stratum drops to the orphan mode threshold it just plays follow the

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

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