[ntp:questions] Re: adsl link

Jan Ceuleers janspam.ceuleers at computer.org
Tue Sep 16 17:11:47 UTC 2003

Hans Klein wrote:
> Restarting, that I mean is stop and start immediately. So I have not the
> problem with the clients. What I want to know is, when I stop the ntpd
> poll is 14 and when I start it again poll is 9. I look for a solution to
> start with poll 14 so it can increase to 17 and stay at 17.


What I meant is that restarting ntpd (as in stopping it and immediately
restarting it) causes time service to be temporarily unavailable to
clients. The interval during which this is the case is short (seconds to
minutes) and if this does not bother you then by all means simply
restart the daemon.

If on the other hand you do not want your clients to lose
synchronisation with your server, even if the server is itself not
synchronised to any external time sources due to the loss of
connectivity or a change in IP address, then my script will help you
accomplish this.

As Brad noted the script could do with some embellishments and
refinements for which I personally have no need.

Cheers, Jan

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