[ntp:questions] Very rapid polling

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Feb 10 00:41:07 UTC 2009

jlevine wrote:
> In the last few days I have seen an increasing number of systems that
> are requesting the time in NTP format several times per second. This
> poll interval is far in excess of the usual best practices. Since
> there are a number of such systems, it is possible that this problem
> is a result of a new version of NTP that has just been released.
> Please let me know if you have any information about a new version of
> NTP that can do this or if any of you are seeing the same problem.
> Thanks.
> Judah Levine
> Time and Frequency Division
> NIST Boulder

Have you captured the IP addresses of the systems involved?  If so, have 
you identified the ISP responsible for those addresses?  Complained to 
the ISP?  Etc, etc?

The half witted will always be with us. . . .

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