[time] My first problem client

Anthony DeRobertis asd
Thu Nov 27 09:33:17 UTC 2003


On Nov 26, 2003, at 11:49, Tim Shoppa wrote:

>> Having played with my own XP box and set the update to
>> 1 second I can say
>> that w32time does not throttle
>> back when the server drops packets which is kind of
>> scary if Win XP boxes
>> are pointed at the pool.
>
> Do *any* clients throttle back upon no response?  I've seen none.

ntpd seems to. Often, I notice on my laptop that after a long  
disconnected period, ntpd has throttled back to polling one every  
millenium or so. Actually, right now:

Fermi:~ anthony$ ntpq -c peers
      remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset   
jitter
======================================================================== 
======
  ntp.derobert.ne 71.80.83.0      16 u   5d 273m    0    0.000    0.000  
4000.00
  67.94.1.247     0.0.0.0         16 u    - 273m    0    0.000    0.000  
4000.00
  ns2.gearboxx.ne ntp.derobert.ne 16 u   5d 273m    0    0.000    0.000  
4000.00
  bankssr2k-nowhe 0.0.0.0         16 u    - 273m    0    0.000    0.000  
4000.00
  66.239.147.238. ntp.derobert.ne 16 u   5d 273m    0    0.000    0.000  
4000.00
  ntp4.arttoday.c tick.usnogps.na 16 u   5d 273m    0    0.000    0.000  
4000.00

Well, time to restart ntp again.

Hmmm, it doesn't want to restart. Buggy scripts. Time to file a bug  
report.

Oh, and Apple messed up my ntp.conf file. Really need to find the equiv  
of chattr +i on Mac OS X...


For the record, the is version="ntpd 4.1.1 at 1.786 Fri Sep 12 18:30:03  
PDT 2003 (1)" from rv.



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