[ntp:questions] NTP request retry?

detha detha at foad.co.za
Wed Jan 29 07:26:14 UTC 2014

On Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:45:22 +0000, Rob wrote:


> I can ping it as much as I like, no loss: 1571 packets transmitted, 1571
> received, 0% packet loss, time 20468ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev =
> 0.702/0.845/1.168/0.090 ms
> But when ntpd is allowed to climb to 1024-second polls, it gets almost no
> replies.

Simple way to test if the problem could be ARP-related: set ntp for 1024
poll, and keep a ping running. The ping will keep the ARP caches (and
anything else in the path) fresh.


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