Using first server to respond, Issue #68

Mark Atwood fallenpegasus at
Fri Aug 12 15:10:13 UTC 2016

Start with the warning, while we think of a solution.

Thank you, Hal.

On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 4:05 PM Hal Murray <hmurray at> wrote:

> I think I have found the problem.
> minsane defaults to 1 so ntpd is "happy" as soon as a server gets past the
> individual server filtering.
> I don't see any simple fix.  Even if minsane is set (via ntp.conf) to
> something larger, there is still the possibility that a majority of the
> first
> N servers are not the ones you want.
> We might be able to work out something based on how many servers you are
> using, but that gets tangled up with how many servers to use and why.  (If
> you haven't been around for a while, that's an endless topic.)
> We could add a warning.  Does anybody look at them?  It won't break
> anything,
> so I guess I'll give it a try.
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