[ntp:questions] Re: Question about ntp log messages and logging interval

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Sep 14 03:40:17 UTC 2006

Thomas Harold wrote:

> Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>> What can you do?  Try to find a server or two with a round trip delay 
>> less than twenty milliseconds.  Servers should be physically close to 
>> you; if you are in Los Angeles, don't consider servers in New York City!
>> It may not be possible to find better servers than the ones you are 
>> using; good servers are in short supply!  If you really need, or want, 
>> precise time you could do as I and many others have done; buy a GPS 
>> timing receiver and operate your own stratum one server.  Or try a 
>> better internet connection.
> What about configuring (3) from the pool (as he's doing) and picking one 
> from the Stratum 2 listing over at ntp.isc.org?  That would give a 
> pretty good handpicked server combined with 3 random servers from the pool.
> http://ntp.isc.org/bin/view/Servers/StratumTwoTimeServers
> (Being careful to follow the access policy and rules of engagement, of 
> course.)

A good approach.  The pool seems to have been intended to be used in 
much this way; to supplement your carefully chosen servers.

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