[ntp:questions] Re: [Bug 177] Clock stepping messes up frequency. (fwd)

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Tue Nov 11 13:25:06 UTC 2003

roy at suespammers.org (Roy) writes:

> I had set the MAXPOLL up to 17 in an attempt to reduce the load on the
> NTP servers.  But with that configuration, ntpd sends a whole lot of
> packets at MINPOLL every time it exceeds the step threshold.  MAXPOLL
> of 15 seems to be more stable.

Stupid as I am, I'd say that ntpd should only increase the polling
interval if it observes the clock being stable enough. A similar thing
is true for the PPS. IMHO the hardwired tolerance is far too big,
making the algorithms increase the polling interval. Dave will hate me
for saying that...


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