[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd on Windows XP

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Wed Mar 23 20:41:24 UTC 2005

On 2005-03-23, Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:

> " burst
> A special purpose hack that is not intended for general use.  It should 
> not be used unless you own the server for which your specify it or you 
> obtain permission from the owner.  It places eight times the normal load 
> on the server."   (Add explanation of the exact circumstances in which 
> using this might be appropriate. (We certainly don't want people just 
> plugging this in "because it's there"!!!))
> Iburst
> Recommended for most servers.  Initializes the association quickly by 
> sending eight packets at intervals of two seconds except that the first 
> may be delayed by sixteen seconds to allow for modem dialup.  After the 
> initial burst of eight packets, the server will be polled at the normal 
> interval.  (It there are circumstances when it's not appropriate, say so."

If we were talking about the something in the Community Supported
documentation then anyone could make this revision. However, for the
document in question, you'll have to forward your suggestions to the
author or hope that he sees them in the newsgroup.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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