[ntp:questions] Max polling time

Paul.Croome at softwareag.com Paul.Croome at softwareag.com
Thu Mar 15 08:54:16 UTC 2007


Yes, that's right. NTP uses adaptive algorithms to modify the polling
Usually it starts at 64s and then, at a rate depending on lots of
increases to 1024s (steady-state).

For details, see slides 4 and 13 of
and also slide 35 of

There's a lot of science in NTP and I would discourage you from
minpoll/maxpoll unless you have plenty of experience with NTP and
a very good reason for doing it.


On 15 Mrz., 08:35, "RICCARDO" <castellani.ricca... at tiscali.it> wrote:
> My system is always run (server Master, server A , server B).
> I think ntpd polling time was 64s as default but you'are telling me
> that ntpd uses variable polling time according to environment and
> system status ?
> Hal Murray ha scritto:

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