[ntp:questions] Number of Stratum 1 & Stratum 2 Peers

Rob nomail at example.com
Sun Dec 7 14:47:01 UTC 2014

Paul <tik-tok at bodosom.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 4:38 AM, Rob <nomail at example.com> wrote:
>> > Your opinion about what's reasonable is just that.  You have no more
>> > credibility than Bill.  In fact "use the pool when my two servers are
>> down"
>> > <nomail at example.com> has less.
>> I did not write that.
> It's called paraphrasing but fair enough -- you literally  wrote (not that
> long ago):
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 5:32 AM
>>I don't like to load the pool with queries from 7 servers for a setup
>>that only would need them to get the time when both my private servers
>>are down.
>>I could even use a "conditional" pool entry that it only starts using
>>when *one or both* of the hardwired servers fail.
> [emphasis mine]
> It's hard to square this with your more recent assertions and insults.  But
> I'm sure you'll find a way.

That is, as I wrote, for a hobby project where I want to set the time
on Raspberry Pi and Cubieboard out on the internet that requires it
when booting.  That pool reference is only used to get any time at all
(so the Cubie won't run in 2010 or the Raspberry won't get the time it
was last shutdown).  The normal reference is our own GPS-locked stratum
1 servers.

This is not what I would deploy inside a company, as the topic of this
thread is.  In a company I deploy two servers and arrange for suitable
monitoring.  Also there usually are no devices that have no RTC at all
and still have a requirement to know the date/time.

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