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

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon Jan 28 22:44:08 UTC 2008

Hal Murray wrote:
>>I'll probably quite easily display my profound NTP ignorance here :)
>>But if there is assymetric delay stemming from an ARP resolution,
>>won't it affect all the packets in the burst?  Unless the tranmission
>>time of the burst getting out of NTP is >> the ARP resolution time,
>>the entire burst is going to be blocked waiting on the ARP resolution.
> The "burst" is sent at 1 second intervals.  There should be lots of
> time for all the switches and routers to get their act in gear.

I thought that "burst" sent eight packets two seconds apart at each poll 
interval.  It's not apprropriate for most situations.  It was designed 
for systems making infrequent dialup connections like twice or three 
times daily.

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