[ntp:questions] question on ntp burst
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sun Apr 27 11:39:36 UTC 2008
> Could someone help me understand behaviour of burst post and pre sync. Does
> burst works after the system is in sync ?
> Will burst option be sending 8 packets even after it gets synced.
> if (peer->flags & FLAG_BURST &&
> peer->burst = NTP_BURST;
Burst mode is intended for systems that contact a time server, typically
by dial-up telephone, at intervals of several hours. It helps to
minimize the long distance charges. It will always send eight packets
at each poll interval.
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