[ntp:questions] Client doesn't drop failed source

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Thu Jan 21 07:23:48 UTC 2010

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> I can perhaps see idling the connection to keep it open when the
>  poll rate is at ~ 1 minute, however what about when the poll
>  rate decreases to ~ 17 minutes? (or less often if so configured)

There are no network cost in keeping a TCP connection "idling", as there 
is no traffic in that state.  (The exception is if you enable 
keepalives, and you wait hours between real traffic, but even then the 
traffic is very very small.)

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