How often is normal for ntp time sync?
I am a newbie to BSD and pfSense. The installation was smooth. And in pfTop I notice very frequent activities related to UDP port 123 (ntp time sync related I believe). It is more like several times a minute. Is this normal? I thought the machine only need to time sync once per day…..
Thanks for the help in advance.
Yes, frequent activity is normal. You will probably see a couple packets a minute.
It doesn't just sync up once a day - it runs the ntp daemon which constantly attempts to stay as synchronized as possible to the specified ntp server.
Good to know. Thanks!