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

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk.invalid
Sat Dec 24 07:48:01 UTC 2005


Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> David J Taylor wrote:
>
>> Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
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>>> 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.
>>
>> David
>>
>>
>>
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> Does that happen even if you specify MINPOLL=10 for the internet
> servers?

No, it does not, so I've altered my configuration to have minpoll=10 for 
the backup Internet servers.

Thanks for the suggestion!

David 





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