[ntp:questions] Does vendor zones also benefit from closest servers resolution?

hablutzel1 at gmail.com hablutzel1 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 23:11:29 UTC 2017

>From http://www.pool.ntp.org/en/use.html:

Looking up pool.ntp.org (or 0.pool.ntp.org, 1.pool.ntp.org, etc) will usually return IP addresses for servers in or close to your country. For most users this will give the best results.

And from http://www.pool.ntp.org/vendors.html#vendor-zone:

To allow you to use the pool as the default time service in your application, we will set you up with special hostnames, for example 0.vendor.pool.ntp.org, 1.vendor.pool.ntp.org, 2.vendor.pool.ntp.org and 3.vendor.pool.ntp.org.

Question is, vendor zone names resolv to closest NTP servers too?. For example:

server 0.debian.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 1.debian.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 2.debian.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 3.debian.pool.ntp.org iburst

Configured in India will resolve to India's closest NTP servers?, or just to Debian cluster of NTP servers?.

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