[ntp:questions] Re: Laptop
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Tue Mar 14 08:01:55 UTC 2006
Jed Clear wrote:
> 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.
Thanks for that information. I would have described such an
implementation as "broken".
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