[ntp:questions] Re: Setting maxpoll interval with 'ntpdc'

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Thu Jan 5 23:11:13 UTC 2006

"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message 
news:hYCdnUW57LX8HiDeRVn-qQ at comcast.com...

> I don't believe you can, or should do this.   Ntpd selects the poll 
> interval within the range specified by the default values for Minpoll and 
> Maxpoll.  The defaults are correct for most circumstances.   The only 
> exception that occurs to me is a dial-up connection to a server; such 
> servers are polled much less often than broadband connections.

    And be warned -- forcing ntpd to poll more often that it things is 
appropriate hurts accuracy dramatically and its stability enormously.


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