[ntp:questions] Re: Which ntp driver?

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.isc.org
Sun Apr 2 19:43:05 UTC 2006

>>> In article <442FE584.6040008 at ntp.isc.org>, mayer at ntp.isc.org (Danny Mayer) writes:

Danny> For example I don't think that burst/iburst has a real meaning for a
Danny> refclock since it's constantly feeding ntpd data.

Many refclock drivers submit their collected data once a minute.  This means
that it can take ~16 minutes for a machine with an attached refclock to

Many refclocks have data available once a second, but their data is still
polled once a minute.

I believe Dave made a change a while ago to grab this data "sooner" during
the initial startup phase, but it's still not going to be as fast as a
client startup with iburst.


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