[ntp:questions] Re: minpoll and maxpoll
helmut at wollmersdorfer.at
Mon Dec 20 19:17:47 UTC 2004
Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> You should not specify either minpoll or maxpoll without very good
> reason! Minpoll defaults to 6 and maxpoll to 10 giving a range from 64
> seconds to 1024 seconds. The daemon will adjust the polling interval
> within this range as needed. The longer polling intervals are needed to
> let the code "fine tune" your clock.
Thanks. Now I understand, that shorter is not better.
Maybe using minpoll and maxpoll was the reason for large offset drifts
after restart up to 90 ms, than back into opposite direction around -50
ms? Never watched this before after a /etc/init.d/ntp-server restart.
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