[ntp:questions] ntpq -p command query

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at hp.com
Wed Jul 31 22:11:36 UTC 2013

Charles Swiger <cswiger at mac.com> wrote:
> On Jul 31, 2013, at 10:36 AM, Rick Jones <rick.jones2 at hp.com> wrote:

> > Issues of filling the forwarding (what I think you are calling the
> > MAC) table on a switch is a matter of how many unique source MAC
> > addresses the switch sees, not how many broadcasts a server sends
> > no?

> Also yes.  :-) Folks with lots of unique source addresses in a
> collision domain tend to pay attention to frequent broadcast-to-all
> traffic.

But unless the broadcast-to-all traffic elicits responses (and if I
recall correctly, broadcast NTP traffic does not), it will not cause
the switch(es) to see any additional source addresses beyond that of
the system sending the broadcasts.

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