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

Andy Helten andy.helten at dot21rts.com
Thu Mar 6 16:12:53 UTC 2008

Harlan Stenn wrote:
> iburst is good.  burst, very likely not.

Actually, I just ran a test and, at least for refclock_bancomm, burst is
the only one that matters.  However, even with 'burst', it would still
take 64 seconds for ntp to declare a peer if minpoll is not also
decreased.  I attributed this to the fact that 'burst' only applies to
normal ops, so at least one "normal" polling period is required.


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