[ntp:questions] NTPD can take 10 hours to achieve stability

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Tue Apr 19 07:05:02 UTC 2011

Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Apr 18, 2011, at 2:54 PM, C BlacK wrote:
> Normally, except for stratum-1 NTP servers which are specifically configured to use a high-quality local timesource (ie, GPS, ACTS, WWV, atomic clocks, etc), the local clock isn't used at all.  For stratum-2 and higher timeservers, ntpd will pick the most accurate timeserver based upon a selection algorithm, and discipline the kernel clock against that as the reference.
A normal client will use all truechimers, not just the figurehead one 
that is used for stratum and root distance.

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