[ntp:questions] NTP/Linux Machine Issue

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 15:14:29 UTC 2011

You are right.  It all depends on what you need.  But notice that his
client was off by about an hour because it coud not contact his
server.  Some system don't freewheel as well as others

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 1:33 AM, Rob <nomail at example.com> wrote:
> Chris Albertson <albertson.chris at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 3) I think you need more than one server line. What if
>> needs to be taken off-line.  I'd set up at least two ntp servers and
>> configure al clients to use both
> Of course now others will chime in that you need more than two, and in
> the end you will need 9 servers or so.
> But this is of course hogwash.  You define what you need.  When you
> have one server and it is taken offline, the clients clocks will continue
> to run just fine and even quite accurate, as they will continue to apply
> the same clock corrections they needed to keep synced to the server.
> Many users are not that paranoid about their system time being off by a
> millisecond, and having one quite reliable server is just fine.
> Of course you monitor the server in your usual monitoring system and
> repair it when it is down.
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Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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