[ntp:questions] Re: maxpoll >=14 causes other clients to reject server

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Wed Mar 15 12:51:22 UTC 2006

wowbagger at sktc.net (David D. Hagood) writes:

> I have an NTP server at my firewall, synced to various sources on the
> Internet. Being a good netizen I want to poll those servers no more than
> needed, so I set the maxpoll high so that once my server is synced, it should
> poll its sources very infrequently.
> However, if I set maxpoll to 14 or more, then my computers on the inside will
> occasionally reject the firewall server as not being synced because it has not
> synced recently enough.

What is the "maximum error" estimate shortly before the next poll takes place;
what about that "estimated error"? Ideally both values should be much less
than one second.


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