[ntp:questions] Linux client ntp

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sun Apr 22 12:06:46 UTC 2007

Riccardo Castellani wrote:
> Why should I have to use iburst option in server command to speed up ?
> when is the "iburst" option necessary ?

You don't HAVE to use iburst!  Doing so does give you a faster startup. 
  iburst causes ntpd to send the first eight packets to the server at 
intervals of two seconds.  The replies give ntpd the necessary 
information to start setting your clock in twenty seconds instead of 
more than five minutes.  Succeeding packets are sent at the normal poll 

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