[ntp:questions] Re: dramatic increase in ntp traffic?

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Fri Oct 8 17:20:19 UTC 2004


13 packets per second? All of our servers here are at least several 
times that and loafing as it is. The busy NIST and USNO servers are 
nearing 3000 pakcets per second and have not yet caught fire. NIST 
estimates their client population at 20 million.


Koos van den Hout wrote:

> Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder <grazdan at fortytwo.ch> wrote:
>>at least two servers in the pool.ntp.org have seen a dramatic increase
>>in ntp traffic suddenly.
> ntp.cs.uu.nl (also in pool.ntp.org) sees a regular increase, we now have
> over 1100 active clients. The 10 minute spikes seem to be there. Since
> Wednesday this week there is a sudden increase in 'old version' ntp packets
> (tcpdump even showed me NTPv1 packets).
> 1100 active clients -> 13 packets per second. Amazing ;)
>                                         Koos

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