[ntp:questions] Re: Behavior when one server is erroneous
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Sat Jan 17 03:15:21 UTC 2004
"Christopher J. Burian" <cburian at ll.mit.edu> wrote in message
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> And when jitter is bad, shouldn't
> the polling time be more frequent?
Quite the reverse. More jitter demands a less frequent polling interval.
Consider a clock that's only accurate to the nearest second versus a clock
that's accurate to the nearest hundredth of a second. Which clock do you
think it makes sense to check more often? High jitter requires a larger
polling interval to permit the jitter to be averaged out.
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