[ntp:questions] what happens when sys.peer turns stratum 16?

Terje Mathisen "terje.mathisen at tmsw.no" at ntp.org
Wed Jun 2 10:53:08 UTC 2010

Kalle Pokki wrote:
>> From my experience, hardware or well designed and tested software
> going crazy (i.e. outputting completely invalid data) without any
> safeguards noticing it usually requires quite bizarre double failures
> in the system at the same time. Thinking this I sometimes wonder the

I have personally seen three different NTP-GPS "black box" units, from 
two different vendors, go "crazy", i.e. becoming falsetickers, with no 
indication at all of any error condition. :-(

In one of the cases, the unit claimed the year to be 2035 or similar.


- <Terje.Mathisen at tmsw.no>
"almost all programming can be viewed as an exercise in caching"

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