[ntp:questions] ntpq reports different polling intervall than the sniffed UDP packet

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Thu Mar 20 13:09:38 UTC 2008

Toralf Förster wrote:

> +   2 u    4  128  377   31.092   -1.381   1.
> 082
> whereas the field "peer polling intervall" of the sniffed network stream sh
> ows a value of 8 (=56 sec)
> for all packets except packet 3 and 4.

Your Usenet client (combination of your email program and the list to 
Usenet gateway) has broken MIME quoted-printable handling, with the 
result that I see <equals>56, rather than <equals>256, although the 
exact behaviour is error recovery dependent.

You haven't included the trace, so I don't know what you mean by packets 
3 and 4.  If you included these as an attachment, please note that the 
mailing list is not the real forum, it is just a convenience for 
accessing the newsgroup comp.protocols.time.ntp, which is a non-binaries 
group, so should not have attachments (and any may well have been 
stripped by the gateway as a result).


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