[ntp:questions] drift value very large and very unstable

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Thu Mar 6 16:22:27 UTC 2008

> From: Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
> Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008 06:33:17 +0000
> Sender: questions-bounces+oberman=es.net at lists.ntp.org
> iburst is good.  burst, very likely not.

In general, I agree, but the context is for a connected reference clock.

I would set maxpoll to 4 as there is no reason NOT to update from the
reference clock on a frequent (16 second) basis, but I'm less certain if
iburst is really appropriate. (Nor am I sure that it's inappropriate.)
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