[ntp:questions] ntpq -p command query

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Biswajit Panigrahi wrote:
> I have configured the ntp server and ntp client on two machine.
> Both are communicating properly. I would like to test when the
> connectivity between those two goes down, after how much time the
> "reach" option in ntpq -p command becomes zero.
> For that I stopped the ntp server  and I executed the ntpq -p in
> client's  console,
> The reach option will still  keep on increase to 377 then gradually
> decreases to zero. The time duration to come to zero is almost 20
> minute.

20 min is likely fairly quick, if you have relatively stable oscillator.

> Can we reduce the time gap ?

lower maxpoll for servers under _your_ control (or your company's)

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