[ntp:questions] mtp srver load figures?

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Fri Nov 20 00:57:33 UTC 2009

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?

>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. 200 requests/sec is about 10KB/s on the network which is not
much of a load. And ntp does not take up that much cpu responding to a


>Christoph Weber-Fahr

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