[ntp:questions] Poll interval vs. reachability register

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Mon Apr 30 18:40:37 UTC 2007


>So, no one knows if ntpd increases the polling interval of a server if that 
>particular server has a reachability of zero?

I don't know the details, but ntpd does something sensible if
it can't talk to a server.  Look at the polling interval.  It
will ramp up to 1024 seconds.

You can setup a test case for yourself and use tcpdump to
see what happens.


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