[ntp:questions] Re: How much load is caused by running "ntpq -p"?

Fran Horan fran.horan at jhuapl.edu
Fri Oct 1 13:23:02 UTC 2004

What kind of operating system are you running on ? There are different
commands you can run to measure loading depending on the OS.

<brad at shub-internet.org> wrote in message
news:20041001091751.359$gD at newsreader.com...
> Folks,
> Just kind of idly wondering here.  Does anyone know how much load is
> by running this command?  Could you overload a time server by running it
> too often?  Could you cause a time server to start to lose time by running
> it too often?
> If this command does cause a heavy load on the time server, how often is
> "often enough" versus "too often"?
> I'm seeing some strange things on one of my machines, and I'm trying to
> figure out if I'm causing my own problems by running this command too
> often, or if there might be something else going on.  Thanks!
> -- 
> Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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