[ntp:questions] Acceptance of a server that is stepping

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Wed Nov 16 21:48:55 UTC 2011

Jörg Neulist wrote:

> well (because it is outside, and subject to temperature changes).
> Therefore, when GPS comes on again, a hefty difference is likely.
> Will the former clients accept the server again, when it is stepping?
> Will they accept it, if it is only slewing, but for a long time?

The important thing is not to do something silly, like configuring local 
clocks on the leaf nodes.  Providing it is their only source, they 
should recapture it.  The only reservation is that a fast slew may look 
like excessive jitter.

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