[ntp:questions] very slow convergence of ntp to correct time.

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at hp.com
Mon Jan 28 21:39:17 UTC 2008

Eric <nospam-01 at jensenresearch.com> wrote:
> You are probably right about the MAC cache miss not affecting
> timing.  You are the resident switch guru here.

Scary thought :)

> Of course, different manufacturers may have different methods of
> detecting the cache miss and recovering from that, so it would be
> hard to eliminate that effect from consideration entirely.  It's the
> smallest effect of all the ones I've dealt with.

Just to be certain, you are talking about MAC's being aged out of a
switch's forwarding tables right?  I interpreted it that way based on
the previous text discussing ARP caches.

rick jones
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