[ntp:questions] frequency of updation
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Wed Nov 29 13:01:06 UTC 2006
> Is this decision of changing the interval dynamically done by any
> present in rfc related to NTP.
I believe the algorithm is documented in Dr Mills papers.
> Can't the user interfere in changing the time interval in which a
> NTP-client sends or recieve packets
You can set the minimum and maximum intervals.
> And how of sure u are saying it will never overload the CPU. Because
> sending a packet every minute can make a system overloaded at times
> also if it is side by side working on
> any resource hunting process. So what i mean to askcan't a user
> control th packaet sending and recieving interval manually.
In my own experience I have never seen anything remotely resembling an
overload on a client system. If a server has thousands of clients, the
load on the server may need to be considered.
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