[time] Re: Daily pool.ntp.org status report

Tim Shoppa tshoppa
Wed Sep 1 13:43:19 UTC 2004


> 208.201.244.165 0.0.0.0   2 u  687 1024  377  501.142  -23.991 110.234

>That's an interesting refid entry. I wonder if that's the reason you're 
>being excluded.

"Real" NTP uses the refid to prevent circular references and enforce
a tree hierarchy (stratum 1, stratum 2, stratum 3, etc.) on servers.

OpenNTP, which is what that server seems to have on it, has no
such features.  It's more like a mis-named SNTP server.  What's worse,
it always claims to be at stratum 2 even if it's not locked to anything
at all.

Tim.


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