Longview - ntpd active connections

In Longview under active connections I see 20 active connections for ntpd constantly.

Is this normal behavior for openntpd?

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@kusal I can't be certain, but there should only be an active connection for each running process. It's likely that there is more than one NTP process running for some reason. I recommend reviewing the active connections on your Linode. A utility like netstat will be helpful.

@kusal --

IMHO, you don't need ntpd(8) at all in a Linode VPS. The OS that hosts your VPS gives its (probably ntpd(8)-derived) time to your VPS. All you have to do is set the timezone.

If you want to run ntpd(8) or chrony(8), check /etc/ntp.conf or /etc/chrony/chrony.conf and make sure you don't have multiple NTP servers defined. You shouldn't need more than two…a primary and a secondary. There will be a connection for each server defined.

-- sw


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