[ntp:questions] Too many servers listed in ntp.conf?
Dennis Hilberg, Jr.
timekeeper at dennishilberg.com.invalid
Fri Oct 26 16:24:30 UTC 2007
A question was posted to the timekeepers mailing list about the quantity of
servers listed in the ntp.conf.
> i have read several places to use many servers in my servers listings.. i
> presently have 12. is there a practical limit where after ntp only gets
> sluggish and the extra servers dont really help it? i figured an
> 'even dozen' should be a good round number :)
To which I replied:
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought I remember reading somewhere that
> ntpd will only make use of 10 servers max at one time, regardless of
> how many are specified in the ntp.conf.
> I have five in each of my ntp.conf files.
Am I right about that? I thought I read that somewhere...
Dennis Hilberg, Jr. timekeeper(at)dennishilberg(dot)com
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