Recent NTP pool traffic increase

David opendak at shaw.ca
Mon Dec 19 20:32:50 UTC 2016


On 2016-12-19 12:52 PM, David wrote:
> On 2016-12-19 11:29 AM, Laurent Dumont wrote:
>> I also have a similar experience with an increased load.
>>
>> I'm running a pretty basic Linode VPS and I had to fine tune a few
>> things in order to deal with the increased traffic. I can clearly see a
>> date around the 14-15 where my traffic increases to 3-4 times the usual
>> amounts.
>
> From a source network point of view we see devices come online and hit
> ~35 unique NTP servers within a few seconds.
>
> I'll try to see if I can track down what type of devices they are.
>

I found devices doing lookups for all of these at the same time 
{0,0.uk,0.us,asia,europe,north-america,south-america,oceania,africa,europe}.pool.ntp.org 
and then it proceeds to use everything returned, which explains why 
everyone is seeing an increase.




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