[ntp:questions] mtp srver load figures?

Christoph Weber-Fahr wefa2 at gmx.de
Thu Dec 3 18:15:09 UTC 2009


Unruh wrote:
> Christoph Weber-Fahr <wefa2 at gmx.de> writes:
>> 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).
> Why have you set them up that way?

Basically, that's the vendor-specified behavior.

>> 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?
> That is not very many. But why? I am sure you do not have 20000
> machines. 

Actually that's exactly the design target.

And that's not that big.  Somewhere further down on my priority list
is doing the same for about a million boxes already out in the
field (though these behave marginally nicer).


Christoph Weber-Fahr

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