[ntp:questions] Advice for a (LAN-interconnected) WLAN Testbed w/ ARM nodes

Florian Sesser floml at cosetrain.com
Tue Aug 3 21:39:40 UTC 2010

Miroslav, David,

Thank you both very much for your input. I will try Miroslav's
suggestions tomorrow or the day after, and report the results.

About the GW2348-4 RTC: I cannot use it at all with ntpd, right? I
couldn't find anything on the web, but then again ntp is pretty new to
me. Probably I mix things up here.


David Woolley wrote:
> Miroslav Lichvar wrote:
>> The most important thing is to set minpoll and maxpoll for the server
>> specified in ntp.conf. Generally, lower is better unless the network
>> load to the NTP server is a concern. With ntp-4.2.4 the allowed
>> minimum is 4, with 4.2.6 and it's 3.
> This is not the official policy, which is that the defaults are about
> right.
> Setting low values will result in excess jitter, because you will tend
> to track the effects of varying network load, rather than smoothing them
> out.
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