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

sheikdawoodrajali at gmail.com sheikdawoodrajali at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 04:55:51 UTC 2009

On Apr 6, 4:44 pm, mi... at udel.edu (David Mills) wrote:
> Steve,
> 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.
> Dave
> Steve Kostecke wrote:
> >On 2009-04-06, David Woolley <da... at djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> >>Seems to me that if orphan mode is using narrow error bands, it is not
> >>going to work in many  or most cases where people would want to use it!
> >>It needs to work when there never was a real time source (probably the
> >>main reason people will actually use it), and all the machines are
> >>started together with their clocks randomly spread over at least 10
> >>seconds. Otherewise, it is not going to meet typical, naive, user
> >>expectations.
> >Orphan Mode is intended to select _one_ leader from the group of Orphans
> >when all other time sources are unreachable. It does so based on a
> >randomly generated value.- Hide quoted text -
> - Show quoted text -

Please let me know, Which version of NTP do you recommend me to see
"orphan" mode working ?


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