[ntp:questions] ntpdate with auth

Grzegorz Daniluk lin_g at o2.pl
Wed Jul 23 13:25:11 UTC 2008

Steve Kostecke wrote:
> On 2008-07-23, Grzegorz Daniluk <lin_g at o2.pl> wrote:
>> Thank you very much, that is exactly what I was looking for.
>> Now I have another question. I would like to change the poll interval 
>> for those 'noselect' hosts so I figured out that I'll use ntpdc. Then I 
>> realized that the 'addserver' option doesn't support 'noselect'. I tried 
>> to add that flag so I did something like that in ntpdc_ops.c:
> You're trying to do things the hard way.
> Read the documentation about "maxpoll" (hint: go to http://doc.ntp.org
> and search for maxpoll) to learn about an existing solution.
> You may safely use maxpoll to control the maximum poll interval for a
> remote time server under the following conditions:
> 1. You, or your company/organization, controls the remote time server
> 2. You have (written) permission from the server operator to poll more
> frequently than the ntpd default
Thank you for answering,
I understand the problem of maxpolling that you are talking about but in 
my situation I need that for a certain servers that I know I can poll 
more often sometimes. That's why I thought I would use ntpdc to change that.

Grzegorz Daniluk

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