[ntp:questions] How many servers can I configure?

John Pettitt jpp at cloudview.com
Thu Feb 9 07:27:37 UTC 2006

I'm looking at ways to improve monitoring on the ntp pool (right now it uses an sntp client which is
less than optimal)  - as a test I have the entire pool (660 servers) configured into one of my
internal servers with "noselect minpoll 7 maxpoll 12".   It seems to be working fine giving me info
in the peerstats file and view ntpq.

So how many well will this scale?   How many servers can I add before something fails?   Does
anybody see any intrinsic limits?


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