[ntp:questions] mtp srver load figures?

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Fri Nov 20 07:36:27 UTC 2009

>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.

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

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