Re: hard crash on leap second
On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 21:59:33 -0600, John Hasler (email@example.com) wrote:
> Ron Johnson writes:
> > See if your ISP has a timeserver.
> Debian has time servers:
These are all aliases for 0.pool.ntp.org, 1.pool.ntp.org and so on.
It's probably best to use servers as close to you as possible - maybe
your ISP's if it exists, or, for example in Europe, the relevant ones
from this list: http://www.pool.ntp.org/zone/europe.
John - in your case it looks like your ISP is CenturyTel and they appear
to have a timeserver running on ntp0.centurytel.net - although as this is an
alias for time-c.timefreq.bldrdoc.gov (at NIST in Boulder) it may not be
exactly on your doorstep. (It's easy to forget how huge your country is
from over here).
I use a UK ISP called Zen, and my list of servers is:
The resulting current list of peers is interesting:
bob@gaia:~$ ntpq -p
remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter
+ntp0.zen.co.uk 188.8.131.52 2 u 803 1024 377 31.644 1.352 0.117
-ntp.sinodun.org 184.108.40.206 3 u 746 1024 377 52.359 2.796 0.027
*ntp4.ja.net .DCFa. 1 u 859 1024 377 39.036 1.115 0.018
+ntp1.arse.org 220.127.116.11 2 u 790 1024 377 37.877 1.609 0.344
-ginny.provu.co. 18.104.22.168 4 u 839 1024 377 45.955 -0.677 0.606
It seems that ntp4.ja.net is preferred to ntp0.zen.co.uk despite the
longer delay, presumably because it's a stratum 1 server? TBH I don't
know: it 'just works' most of the time.
Yes, that third listed peer does have an usual domain name ;-)
Bob Cox. Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, UK.
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