[ntp:questions] NTP - orphan mode with SAME stratum ("tos orphan 6") FAIL to sync.
kostecke at ntp.org
Tue Apr 7 12:24:50 UTC 2009
On 2009-04-07, David Woolley <david at djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> Steve Kostecke wrote:
>> It is imcumbent on the operator of an ntpd (or some "ntp client") to
>> use enough time sources so that an outlier that is off by 120ms will
>> be detected and voted out.
> Unruh actually meant 128 - epsilon milliseconds. The outlyer is the
> machine that is just starting!
Outlyer refers to a "peer" (i.e. upstream ntpd).
> If all the servers cluster within 1ms, but the machine starts up with an
> error of 125 ms, ntpd will not step it, but will let it converge over
> several hours.
That's the default behavior. As with most defaults, it may be changed
(either temporarily or permanently).
Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/
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