[ntp:questions] Unable to synchronise meinberg ntp server to clients.

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Thu Sep 15 22:08:57 UTC 2011

Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Sep 15, 2011, at 1:32 PM, David Woolley wrote:
>>> server 1.fi.pool.ntp.org minpoll 10 iburst
>> The mistake most people make is setting minpoll too low.  This is too high.
> What's wrong with a minpoll of 10?

It's equal to the default maxpoll, which suggests it is approaching a 
point where ntpd can't maintain lock, so it is likely to take a very 
long time (not just because of the slow poll rate) to acquire lock.

> I recall OS vendors shipping an ntp.conf using "minpoll 12 maxpoll 17"...

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