[ntp:questions] Using two NTP Server: Bad?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Apr 22 15:34:30 UTC 2011

On 4/22/2011 6:50 AM, Dave Hart wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 09:48 AM, "Roger"<invalid at invalid.invalid>  wrote:
>> I've seen these number quoted before and I don't understand
>> the last one. Why doesn't 6 allow for the failure of 3? Why
>> doesn't 7 allow for the failure of 4? Assuming that this
>> wasn't a mistake in the dim and distant past which keeps
>> on being repeated what am I missing?
> Consider that "failure" here encompasses "serves bogus time".  Suppose
> you have 7 sources configured and 4 of them cluster nicely around an
> incorrect time, with 3 clustered around UTC.

I suppose it's possible but I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for 
an instance to appear!

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