[ntp:questions] Polling vs. Offset

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Sat Apr 27 11:24:07 UTC 2013


Mischanko, Edward T wrote:
> Is there a way to configure ntpd so that when the offset exceeds 1
>  millisecond polling will automatically be set to 64 seconds or less?

That wouldn't generally be desirable, as, of many, the reason for this 
would be a temporary change in network asymmetry, which is something 
ntpd would not want to track.

Remember that offset is not the difference between true time, and the 
local clock time; it is the difference between measured time and local 
clock time.  In many cases, the local clock is much more accurate than 
the measured time.



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