[ntp:questions] Re: Excessive polling

Tim Shoppa shoppa at trailing-edge.com
Fri Nov 14 14:10:05 UTC 2003


Terje Mathisen <terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com> wrote in message news:<bp0q3p$log$1 at osl016lin.hda.hydro.com>...
> Chris Hastie wrote:
> > Amongst the changes:
> > Added a simple MSF reference clock
> > 
> > Could any of these things have caused my server to become greedy, or
> > should I be looking for something else. BTW, I don't have any maxpoll
> > statements in ntp.conf.
> 
> Having a local refclock (MSF in your case) is enough to force all other 
> references to stay at minpoll.

I've noticed this too.  Is this explicitly noted in the NTP documentation
(or even commented in the sourcecode?)  I didn't find it, so I figured this
was a undesired side-effect of having a local refclock.

Tim.



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