[ntp:questions] Re: NTP will fail once a week

Koos van den Hout koos at cs.uu.nl
Tue Feb 15 12:56:00 UTC 2005

Alain <alainm at pobox.com> wrote:
> Bad news: a major brazilian broad band access provider has come up with 
> something new, they chanche the IP once a week, without dropping the 
> connection.

That's nothing new. Broadband access providers do this all over the
world. Be a nice web consumer and don't try anything more advanced
without paying for the 'business' or 'hosting' package.

> This is intended probably to avoid home users' hosting. Of course this 
> is intended for home use, but it is widely used in small *and* medium 
> sized business.

See http://idefix.net/~koos/dyndnshowto/ on my take on how to move your dns
name with your changing IP.

> So I would like to strongly suggest that next NTP version read the 
> machine's IP more frequently. FWIK this is not very time consuming for 
> NTPD, is it very difficult to implement?

Known issue with ntpd, it seems quite difficult to implement (probably
because there is more to it than just the changed IP).

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