[ntp:questions] Poll timing

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Thu Aug 16 08:14:34 UTC 2007


In article <46c4022d$0$27838$39db0f71 at news.song.fi>,
 Jussi Kauppinen <jtkauppi at cc.hut.fi> writes:
>I'm interested in exact polling moments of NTP client. Consider for 
>example that I have polling interval set fixed to 16 seconds. Are the 
>requests sent instantly as the second of the clock of the client 
>changes? For example: previous polling time: 12.30:40:00, next polling 
>time: 12.30:56:00. I mean that polling happens always as xx.xx:xx:99 
>changes to xx.xx:xx:00. For example not like this: prev poll: 
>12.30:40:78, next poll: 12.30:56:78.

Fire up your favorite ethernet spy program and see what it says.

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