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

Chris Stenton jacs at gnome.co.uk
Thu Nov 27 12:48:36 UTC 2003


What I mean is that you can set say

discard average 18
restrict default limited

A client then polls every 16 seconds and after a few packets the server
starts dropping packets from the client but the client keeps polling every
16 seconds regardless of the fact that the packets are being dropped.


Chris


"Ulrich Windl" <Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE> wrote in message
news:m3oeuy800g.fsf at pc5234.klinik.uni-regensburg.de...
> Is "too fast" every 64 seconds, or is it a server receiving several
> hundred packets per second?
>
> Regards,
> Ulrich
>
> "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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