[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

lulu wrote:
> Is this decision of changing the interval dynamically done by any
> algorithm
> 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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