[ntp:questions] What traffic from pool is normal ?

m m evil.darth at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 23:25:16 UTC 2011


On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 4:22 PM, Rick Jones <rick.jones2 at hp.com> wrote:

> but unless one has a non-trivial
> latency in their 10GbE LAN, 1MB or so should be more than sufficient
> for "link-rate" TCP.

Not everyone is moving data around a LAN.  I've had to go way higher
than 1MB even with gig-e NICs on the local machine.  If you're pushing
lots of data over an OC-3 WAN link with more than 100ms latency, you
need those TCP buffers to be cranked way up to achieve high
throughput.

[Not that this is relevant to NTP. . .]



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