[ntp:questions] NTPD concurrent clients limit

Phil phil at xxxxxxxxx.xxx
Wed Aug 13 21:46:54 UTC 2008

Unruh, you ask:

"100,000? What are you doing?"
For now, just say time. At present, numbers not even good guesstimates.

"I'm glad you bought your own servers."
I thought I might piss a bunch off if I didn't, but I need it accurate, gps 
based and dependable.

"kod is on individual clients"
Then I doubt anything to worry about, access per incident is restricted.

"I do hope you are not hitting with each client once per second or
We estimate most bandwidth will be single hits and from different ip's. If 
it should be repetitive, perhaps at "minute/s" interval and then limited as 
to total requests and duration before script times out. All the numbers 
still flexible, but everything will be optimized for least server loads and 
minimum bandwidth.


"Unruh" <unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca> wrote in message 
news:FmEok.7312$nu6.2570 at edtnps83...
> "Phil" <phil at xxxxxxxxx.xxx> writes:
> o
> 100,000? What are you doing?
>>what will happen I have 100,000 of the same script (different ip's) 
>>the servers at the same or about same time. That's why I bought my own ntp
>>servers. From what I thought I understood by hearing you guys banter 
> I'm glad you bought your own servers.
>>the kod will come into play, or will it.
> kod is on individual clients. Ie if a single client starts hitting too
> often in a time period a KOD is sent out. It does not care if 1000000
> others are hitting. Mind you if 100000 are hitting at about the same time,
> the internal tables cannot keept track of that many clients, and I doubt a
> KOD would ever be sent out.
> I do hope you are not hitting with each client once per second or
> something.
>>"Danny Mayer" <mayer at ntp.isc.org> wrote in message
>>news:489F280A.1000107 at ntp.isc.org...
>>> Phil wrote:
>>>> Can the kiss-o'-death packet be disabled ?
>>>> Is this packet also implemented in a "canned" or hardware only ntp
>>>> server?
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Phil Harwood
>>> No. Why would you want to? This is to protect the server, not the
>>> clients. In any case there is more than one type of KOD.
>>> Danny

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