[time] My first problem client

Paul-Andrew Joseph Miseiko esoteric
Wed Nov 26 18:19:32 UTC 2003


Speaking of problem clients,
paperbox.gvpl.ca         123 65.39.134.11       42281 3 4    464    973
810

Though it seems to have settled down a bit as the statistic shows; still,
clients requesting 42281 packets in 2 days are not very welcoming.

-----Original Message-----
From: timekeepers-bounces at fortytwo.ch
[mailto:timekeepers-bounces at fortytwo.ch] On Behalf Of Chris Hastie
Sent: November 26, 2003 12:05 PM
To: timekeepers at fortytwo.ch
Subject: Re: [time] My first problem client

On Wed, 26 Nov 2003, Tim  Shoppa <tshoppa at wmata.com> wrote:

> >Having played with my own XP box and set the update to
> >1 second I can say
> >that w32time does not throttle
> >back when the server drops packets which is kind of
> >scary if Win XP boxes
> >are pointed at the pool.
>
> Do *any* clients throttle back upon no response?  I've seen none.
>
> ntpd will throttle back after succesful responses and things get
> stable.  But that's the opposite (isn't it)?
>

My observation is that ntpd will tend towards maxpoll if a host is
unreachable.
Indeed it's about the only thing that will cause my set up to move towards
maxpoll since I added a reference clock.

--
Chris Hastie
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