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

sheikdawoodrajali at gmail.com sheikdawoodrajali at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 00:04:02 UTC 2009

On Apr 6, 12:32 pm, Steve Kostecke <koste... at ntp.org> wrote:
> On 2009-04-06, David Woolley <da... at djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> > Seems to me that iforphanmodeis 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.
> OrphanModeis 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 <koste... at ntp.org>
> NTP Public Services Project -http://support.ntp.org/

I read that NTP uses "rootdelay" and "rootdispersion" variables to
select leader among
themselves in SAME stratum.

"randomly generated value" - Is it stored in a ntp variable that we
can see ?

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