[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd, boot time, and hot plugging

Tom Smith smith at cag.lkg.hp.com
Fri Feb 4 20:55:57 UTC 2005

Terje Mathisen wrote:
> Tom Smith wrote:
>> # time ntpd -gq [above 14 servers/peers with iburst, plus local. No 
>> authentication.
>>                  Default min/max poll. All appropriate for long-term time
>>                  maintenance.]
> I believe using less servers, but minpoll 4, would result in faster 
> initial aquisition.
> Prof. Mills' recent addition of a tuning knob to reduce the confidence 
> level for first time acceptance will make it even faster.
> Terje

So you're suggesting that the requirements for initial acquisition
of an estimated time necessary to get ntpd off the grounbd are different
from the requirements for long-term maintenance of an accurate and stable time.

I certainly agree.

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