[ntp:questions] Re: Laptop

Jed Clear clear at alum.mit.edu
Tue Mar 14 03:38:38 UTC 2006

David J Taylor wrote:
> > Gerriet M. Denkmann wrote:
> []
> >> /etc/ntp.conf = "server time.asia.apple.com minpoll 12 maxpoll 17"
> >> (Created automatically by Date & Time Preferences)
> Normally, minpoll would be 6 and maxpoll 10, the default values.
> Why are you using 12 and 17?

The correct question is why did Apple's MacOSX coders see fit to tack "minpoll
12 maxpoll 17" to *every* line in ntp.conf, whenever you look at the date & time
preferences GUI.  Part of it might be to spare some of the load on the default
NTP servers they supply in apple.com.  But the code ought not to mess with
non-apple servers and other non-server options.


More information about the questions mailing list