[ntp:questions] orphan mode

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Thu May 19 20:55:07 UTC 2011

Nickolay Orekhov wrote:
> Instead of using orphan mode you could try to setup "local reference clock",
> see here http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/drivers/driver1.html

Orphan mode is an attempt to do time islands properly.  The local clock 
driver should have been used in hardly any of the cases in which it was 
used before orphan mode, and even less now.  Unfortunately, people 
packaging ntpd included it in default configurations.  In particular, it 
should never be used for leaf nodes.

Many of the problems reported here are the result of inappropriate use 
of the local clock driver.

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