[ntp:questions] ntp execution starts two processes?

Jan Ceuleers janspam.ceuleers at computer.org
Fri Mar 18 13:35:43 UTC 2005

Joshua Coombs wrote:
> A couple ntp operators requested I keep my total NTP activity below 500 
> polls a day when I was soliciting permission to use public stratum 1 
> sources.  I will be running 6 to 8 NTP servers, at least 3 of which will be 
> Cisco boxen.  On the Ciscos, I can't tweak poll intervals, so they top out 
> at 1024 seconds, or 85 polls a day.  3 of them use up half of my alloted 
> polls, and I'd prefer not to run close to that limit by not limiting the 
> other boxen.

Would your synchronisation results not improve if you provided time 
service to your Cisco boxes from your own time servers, which would then 
be able to absorb the entire allotment of stratum 1 polls?

Cheers, Jan

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