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Re: hard crash on leap second

On Thu, 01 Jan 2009, Paul Cartwright wrote:
> > What time server(s) do you use?
> ntp.conf shows:
> server 0.pool.ntp.org
> server 1.pool.ntp.org
> server 2.pool.ntp.org
> server 0.debian.pool.ntp.org
> server 1.debian.pool.ntp.org
> server 2.debian.pool.ntp.org
> server 3.debian.pool.ntp.org
> server wuarchive.wustl.edu
> server gilbreth.ecn.purdue.edu
> server ntp.cmr.gov
> server clock.psu.edu
> server constellation.ecn.uoknor.edu
> server ntp0.cornell.edu

Dear <deity>, don't do that!  It is a major abuse of the ntp servers,
and it doesn't even work well as your logs clearly show..., so it is
not like you're getting anything out of it.

Please just use the four "debian.pool" servers, OR do a proper custom
setup using *three* servers close to you network-wise (and with low
jitter), and for which you have permission to connect.

ntp works best with three to six upstream servers, and an end-user
workstation has no business using more than three.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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