Bug 2752 - /etc/ntp.conf apparently specifies incorrect stratum
Summary: /etc/ntp.conf apparently specifies incorrect stratum
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xntp3
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-05-12 01:41 UTC by dfm
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-12 10:56:02 UTC

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Description dfm 1999-05-12 01:41:52 UTC
It appears that the ntp.conf file in the xntp3 package
shipped with RH 6.0 contains a stray character. In previous
versions of Red Hat, the file read, in part,

fudge stratum 0

Now, however, it reads:

fudge stratum 10

Nonetheless, the comment block above this line continues to
speak of using stratum 0. I suspect the new version of the
file to stem from a typo.

If I'm wrong, the comment should probably be updated to
reflect (and perhaps explain) the change.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-12 10:56:59 UTC
The change was made so that machines without a reference clock
did not inadvertantly start honking NTP at stratum 0. The comment,
not the configuration, is incorrect.

In order to configure and use xntp3 correctly, see the URL
http://www.cis.udel.edu/~ntp. Basically you will need to find
a reference clock server that will be added to ntp.conf as
	server	your_reference_clock_server

Red Hat can't supply a default refernce clock server in ntp.conf
because of the number of installed Red Hat systems.

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