[ntp:questions] Very rapid polling

Terje Mathisen "terje.mathisen at tmsw.no" at ntp.org
Mon Feb 23 07:43:19 UTC 2009

David Woolley wrote:
> Danny Mayer wrote:
>> David Woolley wrote:
>>> Danny Mayer wrote:
>>>> There is no way to mark an NTP packet as invalid but then why would you
>>> There are several ways of marking a packet as effectively invalid.  
>>> The real problem is that there is a lot of software out there 
>>> (including w32time) that will accept packets that the protocol says 
>>> they should reject.
>> No, there's is no way to mark a packet as invalid. If you mean KOD
> Leap bits = 11, root dispersion > 1 second, stratum = 16.

There's probably lots of time sync sw out there that will disregard all 
of those and only use the four main timestamps to calculate the current 


- <Terje.Mathisen at tmsw.no>
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