[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 23:05:51 UTC 2009

Steve Kostecke wrote:
> 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).

Exactly.  I was pointing out that you had failed to understand that the 
120ms problem doesn't depend on their being any outyers!  So removing 
them from the servers isn't the issue.

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