[ntp:questions] How should an NTP server fail?

Miroslav Lichvar mlichvar at redhat.com
Wed Jun 9 20:43:44 UTC 2010


On Wed, Jun 09, 2010 at 09:34:06PM +0100, David L. Mills wrote:
> If a source is considered invalid,
> unreachable or the maximum error statistic exceed the select
> threshold, the tally indicator surely will be blank. If a source is
> marked as the system peer, it surely is valid and reachable.

The tally indicator sometimes stays at * even when the peer is
unreachable, that's why I have filed the bug 1554. There are steps to
reproduce and a description of the events in clock filter which are
causing the problem.

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Miroslav Lichvar




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