[ntp:questions] Problem with system clock refresh

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.co.uk.invalid
Thu Nov 26 13:54:29 UTC 2009

"Martin Burnicki" <> wrote in message 
news:em22u6-ruq.ln1 at gateway.py.meinberg.de...
> From the original question I'd understand that Juan expected the system 
> time
> to be *set* once after each poll in 5 minute intervals. Of course ntpd
> doesn't work this way, but if you force the minpoll value higher this 
> lets
> ntpd synchronize even slower than it normally does. I'd suggest to omit 
> the
> minpoll keywords and just use one or several entries like
> server <address> iburst
> Martin

Yes, the actual requirement needs to be clarified - I'm not sure I could 
specify it in German of which I speak a little.  What I am experimenting 
with on my small LAN is:

server    <lan-address>    maxpoll 5    iburst

server    <internet-address>    minpoll 10

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