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

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Tue Apr 7 06:48:38 UTC 2009

Steve Kostecke wrote:

> While ordinary NTP clients use a selection metric based on delay and
> dispersion, orphan children use a metric computed from the IP address of
> each core server. Each orphan child chooses the orphan parent as the
> root server with the smallest metric.

 From what Dr Mills has just written, that's yet another thing about 
orphan mode that only works in the very latest development version.

Dr Mills wrote:

> You scratch a sore spot as I verified over the last couple of days. You 
> can always increase the mindist, but eventually the orphan servers will 
> drift away from each other. The problem is the orphan server has to be 
> selected before the intersection algorithm. I changed that in the 
> development version and am testing it now. The result is that only the 
> lowest-distance orphan server makes it to the intersection algoritihm 
> and only it will be selected.

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