ntpdate - rate limit response from server

balanga

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Any idea what this 'rate limit response from server' means or what I can do to stop it?
 

sko

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what I can do to stop it?
If you're hitting a single server/pool from lots of machines inside your network: don't do that. Set up your own NTP server(s) for your internal network. This is usually always a good idea for any network bigger than ~5 machines to keep all of them in sync even while your uplink is down.

If you only have very few machines on a single IP and still facing rate limiting (and double-checked none of your machines excessively queries the NTP server), just use another public server/pool...
 
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balanga

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I guess I'll try setting up my own NTP server. I use a pfSense router, so that may be the best place to install one, or maybe on my FreeNAS box if that has an NTP plugin...
 
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