[ntp:questions] ntpd losing sync

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A C wrote:
> Harlan Stenn wrote:
>> And have you tried the same thing without the "minpoll 9" entries?
>> What happens if you let ntpd ramp up the poll interval as it sees fit?
> The poll intervals aren't ramping which is why I have the minpoll
> directives.  They stay locked to the PPS polling interval which causes
> my system to severely abuse the remote servers.  So I have purposefully
> added the minpolls to play nice with the remote systems.

I thought that was fixed in current versions of ntp?

>>> server ntp1.gatech.edu prefer minpoll 9

I would have thought you would want to prefer your local refclock(s),
 rather than something farther away?

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