[ntp:questions] ntpd wedged again

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Tue Feb 14 06:43:08 UTC 2012

"A C" <agcarver+ntp at acarver.net> wrote in message 
news:4F398579.9060201 at acarver.net...
> I'm not sure it's a good idea either but I would really like to 
> understand why a refclock clamps the polling interval at such a low 
> value when nearly every bit of documentation says we should be kind to 
> NTP servers and make sure the polling period is allowed to reach 1024.

If you look back in the archives of this newsgroup you will find that I 
asked David Mills a similar question, and he gave an answer.  I'm not sure 
that I completely understood the answer, though.

I now have lines like the following in my ntp.conf file for my stratum-1 

  server	0.uk.pool.ntp.org	minpoll 10
  server	1.uk.pool.ntp.org	minpoll 10
  server	0.nl.pool.ntp.org	minpoll 10

As I have three PCs peered fed from different GPS receivers I'm hoping 
that the Internet servers are never needed.  <G>


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