[ntp:questions] Poll interval vs. reachability register

Dennis Hilberg Jr dont at spam.me
Sun Apr 29 05:22:42 UTC 2007

Dennis Hilberg Jr wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a simple question.  If the reachability of a server from a client 
> drops to zero, will the client's poll interval be increased until 
> reachability is reestablished?  I'm curious, as my ntp_clients_stats 
> script picked up a certain client as abusive.  I emailed the admin and 
> he said that my server had a zero reachability, but he thought that ntpd 
> would reduce the polling interval in such a situation.  I'm just trying 
> to determine why the ntp_clients_stats script would pick up that client 
> as abusive if the client cannot even reach my server, outside of a bug 
> or error of some kind.
> Thanks,

So, no one knows if ntpd increases the polling interval of a server if that 
particular server has a reachability of zero?

Dennis Hilberg Jr <timekeeper(at)dennishilberg(dot)com>

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