[ntp:questions] "ntpd -q" is slow compared to ntpdate
david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Mon Oct 20 07:05:46 UTC 2008
Harlan Stenn wrote:
> By my read and understanding of the RFC, SNTP as a protocol is designed to
> be used to set the time once, quickly, and ordinarily would not have an
> attached refclock (and therefore would not be a long-running daemon).
It's a protocol for performing isolated reads. It doesn't preclude the
application using it from actually making multiple reads, and typical
applications do make periodic reads. It also doesn't preclude
intelligent combination of the results of multiple reads.
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