[ntp:questions] Setting back-up network servers to minpoll 10 automatically when sychronizied to a referrence clock.

unruh unruh at wormhole.physics.ubc.ca
Wed Jul 13 15:34:17 UTC 2011

On 2011-07-13, Edward T. Mischanko <etm1962 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I am using GPS with PPS as my primary time source.  I don't want 
> to set my back-up network servers to minpoll 10 in the 
> configuration because if the GPS ever fails the servers would be 
> fixed at minpoll 10.  I propose an enhancement to the current NTPD 
> functions:  Have NTPD automatically set network clocks to minpoll 
> 10 when using a stratum 0 clock as a time refference.  This would 
> cut network traffic and server load while still allowing a minpoll 
> 6 setting or lower in the configuration to be used if the 
> refference clock ever fails. 

What net traffic? You are concerned about 100 bytes every minute?
And what server load? It is completely lost in the server load used to
handle the GPS.
NOw If you have 10^9 servers, I might have some sympathy for your worry.


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