[time] More fun with Geo DNS
Mon Nov 13 23:25:59 UTC 2006
Querying from a downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA location on
[0-4].ntp-pool-test-logidac.com returned very promising results:
Host Country Region City Ping (ms) Hops
188.8.131.52 US IL Chicago 343 8
184.108.40.206 US IL Chicago 2 9
220.127.116.11 US IL Chicago 2 9
18.104.22.168 US IL Chicago 5 7
22.214.171.124 US IL Chicago 4 7
Other than the selection of a DSL-backed server as the "closest",
these results look absolutely fantastic. Four of the five servers have
average ping times lower than 5 ms!
I congratulate you on an outstanding effort, Guillaume.
Of course, we currently have no good way of knowing the connection
type for a particular server, such as the DSL-based system returned as
the "closest" result. Perhaps version 2.0 could some day take a
"bandwidth metric" from the pool database and use that to weight
results as well, thus lowering the load on DSL/cable modem based
All problems can be solved by diplomacy, but violence and treachery
are equally effective, and more fun.
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