[ntp:questions] NTP - orphan mode with SAME stratum ("tos orphan 6") FAIL to sync.
david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Tue Apr 7 06:56:38 UTC 2009
Steve Kostecke wrote:
> Most users, though, consider their clocks to be "synced" when they see
> the asterisk indicating that ntpd has selected a sys_peer.
That's because they are making the, unsafe, assumption that ntpd is
using a reasonable definition of synched.
Note that my definition of synched was flexible. If the user only wants
5 second accuracy, and they allow ntpd to step, the point where it steps
will meet their definition of synched. If they want 5ms accuracy, it
almost never will.
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