[ntp:questions] poll interval - Clarification! - RFC compliancequestion

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Fri Jun 20 14:15:23 UTC 2008

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org> writes:

>On 2008-06-17, Anton Persson A <anton.a.persson at ericsson.com> wrote:

>> The poll interval is 64 to 1024, seconds. ntpd starts up, locks on
>> target, stays synchronized for a while, then we pull the plug.

>What are you trying to prove by "pulling the plug"?

>> The poll interval is at this time still 64 seconds, how long should it
>> take to step up the interval to 128 seconds for a completely failed
>> link?

>Why would you expect the poll interval to change if ntpd is not
>receiving replies to polls?

NTP v4states that you should increase the polll interval if no replies are
received. The problem was that some decreased the poll interval, swamping
the net. 


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