[ntp:questions] Mixed maxpoll values for mixed LAN/Internet servers - sensible?
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.neither-this-bit.nor-this.co.uk
Thu Feb 26 09:23:34 UTC 2009
It's been suggested that if I have a mixture of a "known-good" (i.e.
GPS/PPS-based) LAN server, and some Internet-based backup servers, I could
use an ntp configuration file with different maxpolls, with the idea that
syncing more often to a good source will produce even lower offsets.
server lan-gps-pps prefer iburst maxpoll 6
server 0.uk.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 1.uk.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 2.uk.pool.ntp.org iburst
If I do this, is the maxpoll for the Internet servers also clamped at 6,
or will it gradually up to 1024s (10).
Is this a sensible thing to do for a client without a refclock?
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