Pivotal Engineering Journal
Technical articles from Pivotal engineers.
Jan 28, 2017
Why Is My NTP Server Costing $500/Year? Part 3
Running a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server in the pool.ntp.org project can incur $500/year in data transfer (bandwidth) costs. Those costs can be reduced or even eliminated by choosing alternative Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers, modifying the server’s pool.ntp.org connection speed setting, choosing an alternative continent upon which to place the server, and modifying the NTP daemon’s configuration file to rate-limit the clients.