[ntp:questions] PPS, prefer keywoard and redundant peers

David Taylor davidtaylor at writeme.com
Tue Nov 24 09:51:08 UTC 2020

On 24/11/2020 04:05, Scott wrote:
> Hi all,
> the documentation clearly states that for a PPS driver to work one needs to
> configure another peer as `prefer'.
> I have a set-up with PPS and three network (IP) peers, one of these marked
> preferred.
> 1) why can't the PPS signal be used to discipline all survivors (assuming
> they meet the requirements for PPS)?
> 2) if my preferred peer goes away, NTP will not use PPS at all (it looks like
> it becomes the system peer (*) then later a falseticker (x)).  Is there any
> way to make PPS survive a prefer peer loss?
> Many thanks.

Scott, I don't understand what you're expecting in (1).

With (2),. you could simply mark all your peers as "prefer".

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