[ntp:questions] Re: iburst and ntpq

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Sun Oct 17 02:44:36 UTC 2004


Richard,

No; a burst updates the clock filter, but counts as one poll. The reason 
for this is to fill the filter, then pick and choose the best sample.

Dave

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> I just restarted ntpd on my home server and observed something a little 
> puzzling.
> 
> I have all the network servers configured to use iburst.  One of the 
> network servers was awarded a "*" within fifteen or twenty seconds but 
> ntpq showed the "reach" field as "1".  Shouldn't the ntpq output reflect 
> the results of the eight request packets sent out at startup; e.g. 
> shouldn't the reach field read "377"?
> 




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