[ntp:questions] HP media vault and stratum-1's
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Dec 14 22:42:33 UTC 2006
Brian Garrett wrote:
> "Lee Devlin" <lee._remove_this_1st_devlin at hp.com> wrote in message
> news:BGigh.3636$t_2.1993 at news.cpqcorp.net...
>>"Dennis Hilberg Jr" <a.user at somedomain> wrote in message
>>news:_vudneloL_0TAhzYnZ2dnUVZ_v63nZ2d at comcast.com...
>>>According to the ntp.isc.org server list, there are two Stratum One time
>>>servers at the HP facility in Palo Alto, CA, although they are not
>>>under the hp.com domain, they are under the dec.com domain.
>>Yes, I found those servers yesterday while investigating this issue.
>>However, they are StratumOne servers and so even though HP pays for them,
>>is against the 'Rules of Engagement' for even HP's end clients to use
>>I guess one way to fix the issue would be to move them into the StratumTwo
>>pool, but I don't want to suggest that because that would remove them from
I don't think the rules need fixing. The product in question is
intended to act as a server. If it is serving a reasonable number of
clients it qualifies to use stratum 1 servers.
Those who configure these boxes (or any NTP server or client) should
keep in mind that stratum is not a measure of quality and that the
quality of the network connection between server and client is a lot
more important to good timekeeping than the stratum of the server. One
of the stratum 2 servers I use outperforms anything else I've tried on
the internet, including stratum 1 servers; only my own stratum 1 (GPS)
server keeps better time.
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