[ntp:questions] mtp srver load figures?

Christoph Weber-Fahr wefa2 at gmx.de
Thu Dec 3 18:21:09 UTC 2009

Hal Murray wrote:
>> I'm preparing to build a few ntp servers for a somewhat large population of
>> NTP-misbehaving boxes (they top out at a 120 sec interval).
>> So, to size this right - what kind of request load can I safely throw
>> at ntpd on a current Xeon server?
>> Is 200 requests per second a problem?
>> What do you calculate?
> Don't calculate, measure.
> I just measured over 5000 packets per second on a 1 GHz Via.

What do you use as load generator?

> You didn't specify what OS you are using.  That may change things
> by a factor of two or more.

FreeBSD, most likely.


Christoph Weber-Fahr

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