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RE: pool.ntp.org NTP servers

  • From: Curtis Maurand
  • Date: Sat Jun 07 22:28:25 2003


Take a look at powerdns and its mysql backend.  Then look at the database 
that's on mysql's website re:networks and their geographical location.  
I'm sure that powerdns (open source) could be modified to do the 
appropriate query and return the correct ip address.  much simpler.

Curtis

On Sat, 7 Jun 2003, Ejay Hire wrote:

> 
> 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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