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

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Fri Jul 15 09:05:54 UTC 2011


"Edward T. Mischanko" <etm1962 at ....> wrote in message 
news:ivk80m$4uh$1 at speranza.aioe.org...
> 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.

I like and support that suggestion.

David 




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