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RE: pool.ntp.org NTP servers

  • From: Ejay Hire
  • Date: Sat Jun 07 13:11:23 2003

I was thinking about the not the closest-server problem today, and realized this is a good application for BGP-DNS http://www.enyo.de/fw/software/bgpdns/  Making it possible to look at the reqeustor's network location and retrun the "closest" servers.

-Ejay

-----Original Message-----
From: Curtis Maurand [mailto:curtis@maurand.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2003 10:37 AM
To: wayne
Cc: nanog@merit.edu
Subject: Re: pool.ntp.org NTP servers




ns1.mainelinesys.com

Curtis

On Sun, 1 Jun 2003, wayne wrote:

> 
> 
> 
> This seems like a good time to put in a plug for the pool.ntp.org NTP
> servers.  This is collection of public ntp servers provided by
> individuals and ISP's placed in a round-robin DNS system.  The goal is
> to provide the general public with a list of NTP servers that they can
> use without abusing the stratum 1 servers.
> 
> 
> If you can provide an NTP server to the pool, it would be greatly
> appreciated.  The bandwidth and CPU usage of an NTP server is quite
> low so you can easily provide NTP services to hundreds or even
> thousands of users.  
> 
> If you create default NTP setups and you don't have good default NTP
> servers to use, feel free to use pool.ntp.org for one or more of your
> NTP sources.  (You should have at least 3 NTP sources, although using
> more than three doesn't usually help much.)
> 
> 
> For more information, see:
> 
> http://fortytwo.ch/time/
> 
> 
> -wayne
> 
> 

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Curtis Maurand
mailto:curtis@maurand.com
http://www.maurand.com






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