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Date:      Tue, 1 Oct 1996 21:31:35 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        "Eric J. Schwertfeger" <ejs@bfd.com>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: ntp syncronization
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.961001213001.2062R-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.3.95.961001075325.13561A-100000@harlie>

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On Tue, 1 Oct 1996, Eric J. Schwertfeger wrote:

> I currently don't have access to the ntp newsgroup, can't find the mailing
> list, beat on it until I had a headache, so finally decided to bug someone
> here.
> 
> I'm trying to syncronize a subnet of machines using ntp.  I've got one
> FreeBSD machine that runs stable if we loose our internet connection, and
> I'd like to set it up so that its internal clock is considered a stratum
> 13 clock source, because while having the correct time is important,
> having everyone agree on the time is more important, and if we loose our
> connection, everthing falls back to stratum 16, so they won't syncronize
> with each other then.

>From my understanding of xntpd, it won't latch onto a server unless you
specifically provide one in the configuration file.  This is using the
default connection mode.  If you're on broadcast, though, I'm not sure
this will work.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet..uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major




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