[ntp:questions] Re: iburst and ntpq

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Sun Oct 17 02:44:36 UTC 2004


No; a burst updates the clock filter, but counts as one poll. The reason 
for this is to fill the filter, then pick and choose the best sample.


Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> I just restarted ntpd on my home server and observed something a little 
> puzzling.
> I have all the network servers configured to use iburst.  One of the 
> network servers was awarded a "*" within fifteen or twenty seconds but 
> ntpq showed the "reach" field as "1".  Shouldn't the ntpq output reflect 
> the results of the eight request packets sent out at startup; e.g. 
> shouldn't the reach field read "377"?

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