[ntp:questions] Intended design: leap bits 00 during freq_mode?

Dave Hart davehart at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 19:38:57 UTC 2009

Someone has observed that they get different behavior on 4.2.5p161
regarding the leap bits during freq_mode depending on whether they
configure a refclock (NMEA in this case) or not.  With network
upstream servers configured, they observe leap=00 shortly after
starting, during the frequency drift calculation.  Add a refclock, and
leap stays 11 (sync_alarm) until the transition from freq_mode to

My guess is the latter behavior is intended and the early clearing of
the leap bits in freq_mode is a bug.  But I don't want to guess
anymore :)

Dave Hart

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