Re: ntp problem in broadcastclients
- Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 09:44:47 -0400
- From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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
> > ====================================================================
> >========== +188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 3 u 59 64 3
> > 19.551 -1.356 61.116 *tick.mdacore.ne 220.127.116.11 2 u 61
> > 64 3 30.488 -2.042 3.042 -ntp3.junkemailf 18.104.22.168
> > 2 u 59 64 3 82.196 -7.491 2.306 +22.214.171.124
> > 126.96.36.199 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
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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