[ntp:questions] Re: NTP clients not throttling back is this behaviour RFC compliant?

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Thu Nov 27 12:40:05 UTC 2003

Is "too fast" every 64 seconds, or is it a server receiving several
hundred packets per second?


"Chris Stenton" <jacs at gnome.co.uk> writes:

> Following a discussion on another list about win XP and other poorly written
> clients could someone clarify this for me.
> If an NTP  server starts dropping packets because its client is polling too
> fast, is the client RFC compliant if it keeps polling at the same rate
> regardless of the fact that the packets are being dropped?
> If as I suspect that it is not compliant for version 4 of the protocol what
> about earlier revisions?
> Thanks
> Chris

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