Another maxpoll mixup

Gary E. Miller gem at
Tue Sep 27 19:13:01 UTC 2016

Yo Hal!

On Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:36:38 -0700
Hal Murray <hmurray at> wrote:

> gem at said:
> > I thought we had found all the paths where the magic value
> > 'unknown' maxpoll had to be changed to the final real maxpoll.  Any
> > idea where the maxpoll is not being checked and set?   
> That's why I included the snippet of ntp.conf
> That system is simple.  The only servers come from "server" lines in
> ntp.conf They are coming via DNS lookup.  That's probably a different
> path than numeric IP Addresses.
> Put a breakpoint at newpeer and see where it is coming from.

It it called newpeer() there would be no problem.  That function
tests for NTP_MAXPOLL_UNK and handles the case.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
	gem at  Tel:+1 541 382 8588
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