[ntp:questions] Trading jitter for offset

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Sat Mar 28 10:00:21 UTC 2009


David J Taylor wrote:

> 
> Is there a parameter I can tune from the ntp.conf which would reduce the 
> offset, at the expense of increased jitter?  Perhaps I'm asking for the 
> impossible?
> 

Reducing minpoll will help, but you are basically observing an aspect of 
why Bill Unruh advocates chrony.  ntpd has poor startup and frequency 
change transient handling.




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