[ntp:questions] poll interval - RFC compliance question

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Mon Jun 23 03:43:21 UTC 2008


David Woolley wrote:
> Anton Persson A wrote:
> 
>> we are using the ntp v3 protocol, as defined in RFC1305, however
>> I have a question running through my head when I consider the poll
>> interval.
> 
> You are going to have limited success getting help on that specification 
> here as it is considered obsolete, even though the version 4 
> specification is still only, officially, a draft.  As such people are 
> going to give you the answers for version 4 or have to cast their minds 
> back several years.

I don't think that RFC 1305 specified a backoff requirement. In the 
current NTP v4 draft, we require a backoff if you receive a KOD with a 
RATE kiss code but it does not specify a specific amount.

Danny



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