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Re: ntp problem in broadcastclients




On Friday 26 October 2018 09:01:50 Curt wrote:

> On 2018-10-25, Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Now this machine shows for ntpq -p:
> >      remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay  
> > offset  jitter
> > ====================================================================
> >========== +159.203.158.197 45.33.103.94     3 u   59   64    3  
> > 19.551   -1.356  61.116 *tick.mdacore.ne 130.207.244.240  2 u   61  
> > 64    3   30.488   -2.042   3.042 -ntp3.junkemailf 216.218.254.202 
> > 2 u   59   64    3   82.196   -7.491   2.306 +208.76.53.137  
> > 216.218.254.202  2 u   64   64    3   40.852   -2.476   0.889
> > 192.168.71.255  .BCST.          16 u    -   64    0    0.000   
> > 0.000   0.000
> >
> > But should the .BCST. be a 16 ?? Or is that just the nature of the
> > beast?
>
> From what I can grok, yes, the .BCST line is normal because that is
> the broadcast address for the sub-net to which you are broadcasting,
> and ntpd cannot sync to itself (default stratum 16).
>
> I can't seem to find an example of a ntpq -p output that has a .BCST
> address with a stratum other than 16 (maybe I'm not looking hard
> enough) which leads me to believe it's okey-dokey.
>
> Famous last words: 

We ought to define a TLA for that, I propose FLW. :)

> I don't really know anything about this and so 
> could be partially, if not all, wet.

Me too but I've got a dry towel. :-)

It does seem to be working, everything here is now on, and apparently 
staying on, the same second, and I've reduced the load on the stratum 2 
servers by 5 or 6 machines.

As I'm fond of saying TANSTAAFL.  If we all, with multiple machine sites, 
did this it would make a measureable difference in bandwidth used. But I 
haven't a clue if windows can duplicate this. I don't allow its use 
here.

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