[ntp:questions] high precision tracking: trying to understand sudden jumps

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Sun Mar 30 22:49:02 UTC 2008

Unruh wrote:
> 10000 people all polling every 16 sec ( or 1 sec) There is nothing in ntp
> itself that mandates a longer poll interval. In fact a shorter poll
> interval makes ntp much more responsive to changes ( clock drifts, etc)

As I understand it, locking maxpoll low only slightly improves 
responsiveness.  The main effect is simply to oversample, as the time 
constants still adjust to values appropriate to a poll interval of 1024s.

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