[ntp:questions] Is there any non-obvious reason why NTP won't increase the polling rate on a new system?

Pete Stephenson pete+usenet at heypete.com
Tue Jul 24 15:40:03 UTC 2007

In article 
<pete+usenet-B6C4D5.08325624072007 at news.lga.highwinds-media.com>,
 Pete Stephenson <pete+usenet at heypete.com> wrote:

> In most of the local stratum 2-3 servers I've setup for the first time, 
> they spend an hour or two querying the remote servers at 64s. Within a 
> few hours, they increase the polling time up to 1024s and there they 
> remain barring any major problems.


As expected, exactly five minutes after posting the message, the polling 
interval increased to 128 seconds. Presumably it will continue to rise.

Had I not posted the original question, it would never have increased. 
However, due to some sort of reverse Murphy's Law, posting about an 
issue immediately (and mysteriously) resolves it and makes the poster 
look rather silly.

We now return to your regularly scheduled program.

Pete Stephenson

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