[ntp:questions] Re: ntptrace returns stratum 16, ntpq -p shows sync with stratum 2 server.

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Jul 6 19:36:19 UTC 2006

Maarten Wiltink wrote:
> <usenet at jaloob.com> wrote in message
> news:1152180508.533379.132010 at j8g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> [...]
>>as for the burst option... I only used burst with the ISPs ntp server,
>>because we're paying them. I didn't want to do a DLink! :-)
> Burst, or iburst?
> Nobody minds iburst. Nobody needs burst[0].
> Groetjes,
> Maarten Wiltink
> [0] Unless you do. But as a rule, nobody does.

I believe that burst is a special purpose hack with a few, very few, 
legitimate uses.  Unfortunately, the documentation fails to explain 
under what circumstances it might be legitimately used!

When in doubt, DON'T!!

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