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Re: [gpsd-dev] Clarifications needed for the time-service HOWTO

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Clarifications needed for the time-service HOWTO
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:36:13 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hal Murray <address@hidden>:
> address@hidden said:
> >     For good time stability, you should always have at least two other
> >     reference clocks in your ntpd or chrony configuration besides your GPS
> That's likely to be confusing to people who are familiar with ntpd.
> "reference clock" is a reserved word in the ntpd community, usually 
> "refclock".  It means a local stratum 0 clock.

Good point.
> I suggest "servers" or "NTP servers"

I actually prefer "chimers" for this case.  It may be jargon restricted
to a relatively small group, but it has the merit that once you have seen
it defined it is impossible to mistake for any of the other jillion 
overloadings of the generic "server".
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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