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Re: ntp 4.2.0 in experimental

Adrian von Bidder <avbidder@fortytwo.ch> writes:

> On Monday 16 February 2004 00.30, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Goswin von Brederlow:
> > > So every user now installing ntp will contact the same timeserver?
> >
> > pool.ntp.org resolves to one of (currently) 15 servers.
> pool.ntp.org is regenerated every hour to contain random 15 servers out of a 
> database of (currently) a bit more than 100 servers.
> I do it this way to avoid using TCP nameserver queries.
> Of course (as stated in my other mail in this thread), we can always use more 
> volounteers. You need a static IP and a sensible connection.Currently, I 
> think the load is still quite low for each participating keyserver.
> http://www.pool.ntp.org for more info.
> cheers
> -- vbi

100 sounds more spread out. I still would like some mechanism to
choose more local servers but hey, solutions for a small planet. :)

But won't it be a problem if the timeserver is changing with every dns
call? Does ntp lookup the IP only once and keeps using that till its


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