Lot of Asian IPv6 traffic in Central Europe at AT registered server


#1

Dear All,

I see a huge number of IPv6 traffic from 2400::/12
This block belongs to Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
But my server is registered for AT ( Austrian ) zone. Which is in Central Europe.
So how is it possible ?

// Hans


#2

Hi Hans,

Apologies for the late follow-up!

Currently it’s possible for a user to specify that they want servers from a “not local” region. I’m considering removing that option as the number of times it’s mis-used seems to be higher than the number of times a knowledgable user configures it correctly.

If you post the IP address of your server (or email it to the address listed on the right side of the https://manage.ntppool.org/manage/servers page) then I or one of the other volunteers can lookup if there’s something particular about it (unlikely).


#3

Hi Ask,

Thanks for coming back.
Here my IP addresses:
IP: 2001:628:21f0:80::80:160
IP: 2001:628:21f0:80::80:29

Could you explain how is it possible to select a “non local” area ? I thought the system is always looking for a local server even if configured pool.ntp.org
Of course it’s even possible in Asia to configure at.pool.ntp.org but I can’t believe that so many people did this wrong.

Kind regards
Hans


#4

It’s unfortunately common for people to distribute configurations that use all the continent zones.

They’re probably using asia.pool.ntp.org, europe.pool.ntp.org, etc.

Note to anyone reading this: STOP.