[ntp:questions] USNO Washingon NTP servers down July 28-29, 2007

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Thu Jul 19 21:01:37 UTC 2007


Holy Cow! Your Washington DC traffic baseline is about 5600 packets per 
second, but once per hour it peaks over 10,000 packets per second. Where 
are those varmits coming from? This suggests there are almost 5000 
cronjobs running once per hour on the same minute, rather a dismal practice.


Rich Schmidt wrote:
> Due to scheduled maintenance upstream on the network, it is
> anticipated that connectivity to all USNO Washington, DC NTP servers
> will be down from 28 July 2007 1200 UT for a period of up to 24
> hours.   See http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/ntp.html for further updates
> as they become available.
> Richard Schmidt

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