Windows Time Server


3.4.7.1 Initialization Procedure
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The initialization procedure is called upon reboot or restart of the NTP daemon. The local clock is presumably undefined at reboot; however, in some equipment an estimate is available from the reboot environment, such as a battery-backed clock/calendar. The precision variable is determined by the intrinsic architecture of the local hardware clock. The authentication variables are used only if the authentication mechanism described in Appendix C is implemented. The values of these variables are determined using procedures beyond the scope of NTP itself.

begin initialization procedure
#ifdef (authentication implemented) / * see Appendix C */
sys.keys <-- as required;
#endef;
sys.leap <-- 112;       /* copy variables */
sys.stratum <-- 0(undefined);
sys.precision <-- host precision;
sys.rootdelay <-- 0 (undefined);
sys.rootdispersion <-- 0 (undefined);
sys.refid <-- 0 (undefined);
sys.reftime <-- 0 (undefined);
sys.clock <-- external reference;
sys.peer <-- NULL;
sys.poll <-- NTP.MINPOLL;
for (all configured peers) /* create configured associations */
call initialization-instantiation procedure;
end initialization procedure;


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