[ntp:questions] mtp srver load figures?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Nov 20 00:09:52 UTC 2009


Christoph Weber-Fahr wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I'm preparing to build a few ntp servers for a somewhat large population of
> NTP-misbehaving boxes (they top out at a 120 sec interval).
> 
Not sure what you mean by "top out..."

> So, to size this right - what kind of request load can I safely throw
> at ntpd on a current Xeon server?
> 
> Is 200 requests per second a problem?
> What do you calculate?
> 

200 should be no problem.

Have you considered using either Broadcast or Multicast?  There will be
an initial volley of requests as each system starts up and establishes 
the round-trip delay to the server.  After that, everybody should shut 
up and listen to the broadcast.




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