[ntp:questions] minpoll and maxpoll

Helmut Wollmersdorfer helmut at wollmersdorfer.at
Mon Dec 20 10:26:54 UTC 2004

Yesterday I specified

   minpoll 6 maxpoll 8

for my local references, but no explicit values for the remote, public 
timeservers in /etc/ntp.conf.

Now, 11 hours after restart, the actual values for poll in

   ntpq -p

show no value higher than 256.

As I remember poll went very fast to 1024 without any minpoll or maxpoll 
in the config.

As I do not want to produce to much traffic on public servers, shall I 
specify something like

   minpoll 8 maxpoll 10

for them?

Helmut Wollmersdorfer

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