[ntp:questions] local refclock and orphan mode...

Doug Calvert dfc-list at douglasfcalvert.net
Wed Nov 23 02:33:28 UTC 2011

On 11/21/2011 01:51 AM, Harlan Stenn wrote:
> I asked this on hackers@ and think a wider audience would be good.
> In the old days, we had the local refclock. 
> Now we have orphan mode. 
> Can anybody think of a (good) use-case where one would want *both* the 
> local refclock *and* orphan mode configured for an instance of ntpd?


I think you are confused about how things operate around here. The way
this works is that *we* ask you the questions and then *you* give us

The first thing that comes to mind is environments with mixed ntpd
versions. I realize that pre-4.2.2 was >5 years ago but sometimes change
management policies read more like change resistance policies.

What about the infamous interstellar/interplanetary ntp network?


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