[ntp:questions] minpoll 3 (was: ntpdate.c unsafe buffer write)

Serge Bets serge.bets at NOSPAM.laposte.invalid
Mon Mar 17 15:29:24 UTC 2008

Hello David,

 On Monday, February 11, 2008 at 19:03:36 +0000, David L. Mills wrote:

> While not admitted in public, the latest snapshot can set the poll
> interval to 3 (8 s), so the risetime is 250 s. This works just fine on
> a LAN, but I would never do this on an outside circuit.

Setting ntp-dev 4.2.5p113 to minpoll 3 doesn't seem to work well under
Linux. At startup, the offset doesn't converge to zero, the frequency
remains constant, and in loopstats the stated offset is 0.000000000 and
the wander is 0.000001.

Normal behaviour and true loopstats values come back soon after the poll
interval ramps up to 16 seconds, around 7 minutes after startup.

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