[ntp:questions] Poll timing

Paul.Croome at softwareag.com Paul.Croome at softwareag.com
Tue Aug 21 09:49:08 UTC 2007


Jussi,

Perhaps I should elaborate.

There's probably no a-priori incompatibility between NTP and what you
want to do.

However, a lot of scientific and engineering sweat has been invested
in the parts of NTP that are vital to its primary mission. I would
suggest that not so much effort has been invested into triggering
polling at a precise instant of time (except that, as already said,
random jitter is deliberately introduced in order to avoid network
bunching). If you want to modify NTP so that it polls exactly when
you
want it to, you'll be going quite a long way away from out-of-the-box
NTP.

Paul




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