[ntp:questions] Beginner needs help...

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Mon Mar 7 08:22:36 UTC 2011

Robert Hegner wrote:

> The configuration file for contains the following two lines:
> server
> fudge stratum 1

This stratum is considered bad practice.  If the machine had actually 
been having its clock disciplined externally to true UTC time, the 
stratum 6 in the sample configuration files would be reasonable.  If, as 
is actually the case, it is free running, the stratum should be set to 
the highest number that actually works, to limit the ability of the 
system to damage the time keeping on machines that do have a proper time 

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