[ntp:questions] Re: Configuration the interval time for clock synchronization

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu May 5 11:42:50 UTC 2005

Egon Schmid wrote:

> Hello!
> How can I set the interval time for the next clock synchronisation 
> using nptd?
> Thanks
> Egon Schmid

You can specify MINPOLL and MAXPOLL in the server statement in 
ntpd.conf  but it's generally a BAD IDEA!!!

ntpd starts up polling at an interval of 64 (MINPOLL=6)  seconds and 
will normally increase that interval to as much as 1024 (MAXPOLL=10) 
seconds once it achieves good synchronization.   Oversimplifying, the 
short intervals allow it to make large corrections relatively quickly 
and the long intervals allow it to make small corrections very 
accurately.   In most circumstances, forcing different polling intervals 
will cause ntpd to work much less well than it otherwise would..

What problem are you trying to solve?

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