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

Rob nomail at example.com
Wed Jun 2 11:29:20 UTC 2010

Terje Mathisen <"terje.mathisen at tmsw.no"> wrote:
> 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.

Apparently their firmware is crap.

But have you also seen this with bare GPS receivers?
Wrong time but indication of lock to GPS (2D or 3D).

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