[ntp:questions] Best practices for leaf nodes
kostecke at ntp.org
Wed Nov 28 14:45:26 UTC 2007
On 2007-11-28, Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at des.no> wrote:
> I am particularly interested in recommendations regarding how often to
> poll the server
ntpd has a default maximum poll period of 1024 seconds (or ~17 minutes).
I'd try to poll no often than that. Use an even longer poll period if
> and how to behave if no answer is received.
Don't start hammering on the server.
ntpd allows 8 missed polls to occur before a peer is considered to be
unreachable. You may wish to adopt a similar strategy.
Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/
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