[ntp:questions] Default total number of servers NTP wants to have when using pool .....

Paul tik-tok at bodosom.net
Mon Dec 8 18:47:33 UTC 2014

On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 12:27 PM, David Taylor <
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> wrote:

> When using the pool directive, NTP tries to get a certain total number of
> servers.  What is that number, please (I don't know where to find it in the
> source code).  I'm seeing a total of 9 servers, with ten lines in the ntpq
> -pn output, one line being the pool directive itself.  Is that correct and
> expected?

maxclock *maxclock*Specify the maximum number of servers retained by the
server discovery schemes. The default is 10. See the Automatic Server
Discovery <http://www.eecis.udel.edu/%7Emills/ntp/html/discover.html> page
for further details.

And yes, the pool line counts as one so nine sounds about right.  This was
just a topic of discussion seach for pool in the subject line.

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