[time] we need more servers (Was: How can I know number of people use my ntp?)
Wed Feb 23 09:35:19 UTC 2005
On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 12:14:27PM -0800, Ask Bj?rn Hansen wrote:
|| It might be worthwhile to have the DNS code be able to weigh servers
|| differently (so Big Well Connected Servers can get more traffic sent to
|| them than puny DSL linked boxes).
DNS SRV records come to mind.
This can be built in ntpd itself. It can ask for SRV records of
pool.ntp.org, get a list of hostnames with attached weights, and select
from those hostnames according to the weights.
Then, there's the question of how to automate setting the weights.
I suspect that SRV record usage will have a noticeable effect, but
probably still not enough in the long term.
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<http://www.xs4all.nl/~zweije/> | don't read, does anybody get burnt?"
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