[ntp:questions] Connection peaks

Richard B. gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sun Feb 25 15:52:14 UTC 2007

Ryan Malayter wrote:
> On Feb 24, 4:56 pm, "Wolfgang S. Rupprecht" <wolfgang.rupprecht
> +gnus200... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>(In case any ISP'S are listening, all they need to do is add this line
>>to their dhcpd.conf file. (Assuming their domain name is example.com
>>and their ntp server is called "ntp.example.com".)  If they have
>>multiple servers then a comma separated list will add all of them to
>>the dhcp reply.
> Except that no widely used NTP software (Windows Time or ntpd)
> actually uses the NTP information in a DHCP packet for anything. So
> why in the heck would ISPs bother?

Perhaps to avoid endless calls to the help desk!  "Do you have an NTP 
server available to customers?"   "What is its IP address?"

Of course the customer would have to know that DHCP is capable of this 
and how to configure DHCP to ask for this information. . . .

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