Casey Bralla on 25 Mar 2008 13:55:03 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] NTP process FYI

I've got an NTP server setup very much like JP's, but I'm confused by the term "ST2".   
Could someone define this for me?

Like you, JP, I just want it to be within a half second or so.  (Actually, I'd **like** 
it to be within microseconds, but that's because I'm a little anal-retentive <grin>)

On Tuesday 25 March 2008 4:37:52 pm Eugene Smiley wrote:
> JP Vossen wrote:
> > Not "the NTP server" *my* NTP server...
> The/my. We are talking about one and the same. ;)
> > It's just my quick & dirty way of making sure *my local time server* is
> > actually synced.  I've had issues in the past where it was ST 16
> > (unsynced) for a while, and that's bad.  I don't care about 100ms
> > accuracy, just as long as it's more-or-less synced.
> I see. I'd recommend being a bit more lenient then. I had a server in the
> pool that once got up to ST 5. This means that any clients I had where ST
> 6. I doubt it happens very often, though. The big issue is not being ST 16.
> That should be your test.
> The question that this leads me to is how many servers do you have in your
> ntp.conf? Do you have enough to protect yourself from false tickers? What
> would have your NTP go ST 16 besides a downed Internet link?


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