[ntp:questions] Stick to PPS, even if the prefer server fails

John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
Sun Mar 29 11:21:21 UTC 2009

David Mills said the following on 03/28/2009 11:12 PM:
> John,
> The intended design to detect and suppress bad reference/PPS clocks is 
> at least two additional sources, that do not have to be reference 
> clocks. If the reference/PPS clock sails to the sunset, the selection 
> algorithm will vote it off and the PPS will follow. The server will 
> continue at whatever surving source stratum plus one. This might not be 
> considered pefect, but it would avoid real disaster.

Dave, I fully agree with you that the PPS signal should be subject to 
the selection algorithm.  It's the tyranny of the prefer peer that I 
object to.


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