[ntp:questions] Change poll interval at runtime?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sat Feb 25 21:09:16 UTC 2012

On 2/25/2012 1:20 AM, A C wrote:
> On 2/24/2012 21:26, A C wrote:
>> Is it possible to change the polling interval of one or more associated
>> servers at runtime? It seems like I should be able to run:
>> ntpq -c "writevar &associd hpoll=N" or is it ppoll?
> Actually, I should have been more specific and say change the minimum
> polling interval. In other words, be able to adjust the conf file's
> minpoll flag at runtime instead of restarting.

What problem are you trying to solve?

NTPD does a pretty good job of adjusting itself most of the time.

Short poll intervals are useful when correcting large errors.
Long poll intervals allow NTPD to make small corrections very accurately.

More information about the questions mailing list