[ntp:questions] poll interval - Clarification! - RFCcompliancequestion
david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Thu Jun 19 20:48:40 UTC 2008
Anton Persson A wrote:
> A client SHOULD increase the poll interval using exponential
> backoff as performance permits and especially if the server does
> not respond within a reasonable time.
> As you should understand, this is not an explicit requirement found in
> RFC 1305,
In the case of servers that are replying, the NTP specification provides
a lot of detail about exactly what "as performance permits" means, and
does require an exponential backoff whilst the quality of the server is
such that it is of benefit.
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