[ntp:questions] Re: How often should server hop happen?
David J Taylor
david-taylor at invalid.com
Wed Feb 2 13:26:48 UTC 2005
David Schwartz wrote:
> More than once a day is suspicious.
>> I.e. an NTP client with say 5 servers in its list. Would you expect
>> it to change server serveral times an hour, several times a day or
>> what? I'm seeing several times an hour and wonder if I should put
>> in a "prefer" qualifier to reduce this. I appreciate it does no
>> harm, but it does rather clutter the Windows event log!
> I would try to track down why it's changing servers so often. One
> possible explanation is that network problems (or intermittent
> connectivity) is causing it to lose sync, then it when it re-acquires
> sync it has no special reason to prefer the server it was synched to
> awhile ago.
Thanks for that, David. There are no loss of sync messages, simply
"synchronised to <server-ip>" messages. The reach is usually 377 when I
check, and the poll interval 1024. Network connectivity is normally
100% - I am on a cable modem connection.
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