[ntp:questions] what happens when sys.peer turns stratum 16?
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon May 31 19:49:14 UTC 2010
David Woolley wrote:
> Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>> The more common case is that a server fails due to something like a
>> power outrage. When the power comes back, that server may be off by
>> several seconds, or minutes. It may take ten to twelve hours before
>> that server is fit to serve time to any but the truly desperate!
> Why is it not sending stratum 16 plus alarm?
>>> What are the usual reasons for servers going crazy?
>> A power outrage is the most likely cause. If the power is off long
>> enough for the UPS to run down it will probably take ten to twelve
>> hours to stabilize with the correct time.
> So you accept that ntpd has an atrocious startup transient response?
I don't believe that I have ever said otherwise. Since I run my
timeserver 24x7 I need to restart it only after a power outrage lasting
longer than the run time of my UPS.
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