[ntp:questions] Re: minpoll and maxpoll
David J Taylor
david-taylor at invalid.com
Mon Dec 20 10:46:56 UTC 2004
Helmut Wollmersdorfer wrote:
> Now, 11 hours after restart, the actual values for poll in
> ntpq -p
> show no value higher than 256.
Maxpoll = 8 means 2^8 seconds = 256 seconds, so you're getting what you
would expect. There is a situation where the non-local servers need to be
polled as often as the local servers, and it has been described here
> As I do not want to produce to much traffic on public servers, shall I
> specify something like
> minpoll 8 maxpoll 10
> for them?
It may make no difference. I would suggest not specifying these values at
all where you have a mixture of local and public servers.
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