[ntp:questions] NTP Broadcast/Multicast Benefits

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Thu Aug 4 17:17:26 UTC 2005

Matt Kinard wrote:
> Is there a threshold that one doesn't want to cross?  How many clients is too
> many for one server?  How does one judge?  I guess that these are the questions
> that I've got.

That depends entirely on the server and the network. ntpd requires very 
little of the CPU and memory but if the machine is heavily loaded with 
other applications that are running you will see large variations in 
response times. It's the same with the network.


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