[ntp:questions] Re: Bad File Descriptor

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Fri Aug 5 16:13:23 UTC 2005

On 2005-08-05, Eugen COCA <ecoca at eed.usv.ro> wrote:

> It makes no sense to have so many iburst options - on all time servers.

Using iburst on all your remote time servers does not hurt. In fact,
doing so is a good way to insure that you achieve the fastest possible
synchronization in the event that some your remote time servers are

> You may have one or maybe two servers with iburst

There is no such limit.

>- but you MUST have the server administrator aproval to use it.

Absolutely not.

You are confusing 'burst' and 'iburst'. The former multiplies the number
of packets sent by the 'client' at every poll interval; effectively
turning one client into many. The latter only multiplies the number of
packets sent during the intial synchronization.

Only 'burst' is considered unfriendly when used without permission.

> Make a test with no iburst option and see what's hapenning.

The original poster's problem is nothing to do with his use of 'iburst'.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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