[ntp:questions] Re: uk pool problem

Heiko Gerstung heiko.gerstung at meinberg.de
Tue Aug 29 09:23:17 UTC 2006

M.C. van den Bovenkamp wrote:
> [...]
> And the three commands are executed in just about the same second...

I could think of some kind of misuse-protection, we discussed this
several times. If a client polling rate is too high, send it the wrong

Probably this is just an attempt of the owner of this server to reduce
the load caused by mad clients. I just issued a sequence of ntpdate
calls and it seems that I am blocked by that server automatically after
a couple of requests (for a short time).

Maybe you should contact this operator and ask him to rise his threshold
for triggering counter measurements (in order to allow ntpdate to do its

Best regards,

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