[ntp:questions] Re: Question on abusive clients.

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk.invalid
Fri Dec 23 08:03:00 UTC 2005

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> The reference implementation of ntpd contributes to the deluge in a
> small way!   Running a Motorola Oncore as a reference clock causes my
> home server to query its internet servers every 16 seconds.  It's
> nothing I would do by choice; they serve only as a sanity check on my
> Oncore reference clock   There does not appear to be any way of
> turning this feature off short of modifying the code.

Agreed.  I would like to have my client PCs poll their two LAN servers at 
64s and one Internet server at 1024s (also as a sanity check), but it 
seems that if any LAN server is set to 64s the Internet servers are also 
polled at 64s intervals.


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