[ntp:questions] ntpdate.c unsafe buffer write

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Tue Feb 12 23:03:06 UTC 2008


>>> In article <Unksj.19287$w57.13133 at edtnps90>, Unruh <unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca> writes:

Unruh> Why not? The power comes on on your computer farm of 2000 machines,
Unruh> all the clients are the same type so the bootup sequence is
Unruh> identical. They all start ntp at the same time, to within a second or
Unruh> so. And suddenly the poor server is flooded.

2000 packets hitting ntpd all at once should not be a problem for an ntp
server in that environment.
Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
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