[ntp:questions] Connection peaks

Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wolfgang.rupprecht+gnus200702 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 24 17:25:47 UTC 2007


"independence" <independence at blinkenlights.se> writes:
> Why are there so strong peaks in the number of connections? I'm in
> the SE pool, my server is on 80.252.175.45.

Maybe a large number of clients are all running sntp and they all
decide to poll at nice round-numbered times?  (eg. they might all poll
on the hour and every 10 minutes after that.)  This would lead to very
cyclic loading.

-wolfgang




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