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Things that make sysadmins go "WTFOMGLOLBBQ???!?!!": network activity… - 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
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[Saturday 26th April 2008 at 4:15 pm]
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Things that make sysadmins go "WTFOMGLOLBBQ???!?!!": network activity lights on solid (or, in this case, constantly flashing).

Pull up task manager, see that incoming and outgoing traffic is equal at about 36kB/s. Curious. Fire up etheral, set it going, and see a ridiculous rate of NTP packets between this computer (acting as server)... and the router (acting as client). WTF?

I thought the brain-dead embedded NTP clients got given some brains a few years back, or at least enough sense to not try to flood a NTP server.
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[User Picture]From: tau_iota_mu_c
Saturday 26th April 2008 at 11:29 pm (UTC)
Brains? Hah!

I've got a creaky old sysadmin colleague at work that keeps on causing problems because he doesn't understand ntp either. He seems to adopt the same solution my adsl router does -- poll it once a day, but forget to poll it after a boot. Oh and DST? Hah!
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