[ntp:questions] Re: uk pool problem

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Wed Aug 30 06:25:03 UTC 2006

Danny Mayer wrote:
> David J Taylor wrote:
>> Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>> However, at the moment, when I use UK pool servers, more times than
>> not the servers do not resolve at reboot, so I end up with no
>> servers from the pool!  This is the known DNS problem, which seems
>> to have become worse over the last few months.  Hence I need to
>> specify other servers as well, and end up with more than the ideal
>> number......
>> David
> That problem has been fixed but I don't think it's in the Meinberg
> release yet.
> Danny


The problem I am referring to is a DNS issue, not related to NTP, and it 
doesn't look to have been fixed yet:

C:\>nslookup 0.uk.pool.ntp.org
Server:  ns1-edi.blueyonder.net

*** ns1-edi.blueyonder.net can't find 0.uk.pool.ntp.org: Non-existent 

C:\>nslookup 1.uk.pool.ntp.org
Server:  ns1-edi.blueyonder.net

*** ns1-edi.blueyonder.net can't find 1.uk.pool.ntp.org: Non-existent 


Something about the DNS records causes "normal" DNS servers to reject the 
updates - sorry but I don't know the exact details.


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