DO NOT run scheduled requests to a public server at the top of the hour, pick a random minute. The worst victims of this problem are community NTP servers - at every hour and especially 00:00:00 UTC, the traffic spike is just impressive.

@niconiconi Pro tip: If you run an NTP server, shut it down for five minutes around midnight for maintenance.
That will teach them. Just return a slightly off time, so next time they will fetch it not at the peak. 👉😎👉


@himbeer @wakame Truly a real certificate-carrying BOFH.

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