[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.


"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
> > clients could someone clarify this for me.
> >
> > If an NTP  server starts dropping packets because its client is polling
> > 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
> > about earlier revisions?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
> > Chris

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