[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd on Windows XP
Kemal Oral CANSIZLAR
ocansizlar at comcast.net
Wed Mar 23 13:41:34 UTC 2005
"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Kemal Oral CANSIZLAR wrote:
>>"Darren Dunham" <ddunham at redwood.taos.com> wrote in message
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>>>Kemal Oral CANSIZLAR <ocansizlar at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>>I have a question regarding ntpd on Windows XP.
>>>>I have successfully compiled and run Instsrv.exe to register ntpd as an
>>>>When service is run, even though the clock is several seconds off, it
>>>>not initially STEP into correct time. I tried with "-g" parameter also
>>>How long did you wait? Once it determines which clocks are suitable for
>>>synchronization, it should step. With the default settings (no iburst)
>>>this can take 3 to 4 minutes.
>>Thanks alot, I forgot to append "burst" "iburst" commands, now it
>>functions as I expected.
> Please don't use burst!!! iburst and only iburst is what you need.
> burst causes ntpd to send eight requests at two second intervals at each
> poll interval. This places eight times the normal load on the server and
> is a very unfriendly thing to do!!!!
Oh OK, I thought "iburst" was applicable when the server was unreachable
(although I couldnot understand the statement),
but setting only "iburst" also seems to work fine (converge quickly as
possible). Thank you for the note, I wouldnot choose to abuse time services
unnecessarily :) So, does iburst read as "initial burst"?
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