On Monday 16 February 2004 13.13, Goswin von Brederlow wrote: > 100 sounds more spread out. 110 right now, minus a few which currently are detected as unreachable or falseticker by the 5 monitoring servers in place. > I still would like some mechanism to > choose more local servers but hey, solutions for a small planet. :) Well, some continental and country subzones are in place (europe.pool.ntp.org, ch.pool.ntp.org), but not all (there's no africa.pool.ntp.org, no south-america.pool.ntp.org, and lots of countries are missing. I'd like to insert the missing zones as aliases of a nearby, or of the global zone at soem time in the future to make autoconfiguration possible, but, well, you know how few hours a day has... > 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 > restarted? DNS lookup is only done at start up. The biggest problem right now is an NTP server disappearung - ntp clients won't try to find another one. Supporting DNS round robin server pools by upstream has been briefly discussed, but nobody stepped forward to implement it so far. greetings -- vbi -- Melted fruit snacks found on Keyboard. Delete nephew [Y/N]?