[Pool] It's time to enable IPv6 for all of pool.ntp.org

Kiss Gábor kissg at niif.hu
Thu Apr 30 07:11:56 UTC 2015


> I would also welcome any inputs on where improvements are needed in order to
> make the pool completely IPv6-ready. The current situation where
> 2.pool.ntp.org returns IPv6 addresses was a good step four years ago. However
> with respect to the growth of the IPv6 adoption rate, IPv6 support is IMO
> already mandatory for any large-scale internet service. The longer we wait,
> the less predictible the transition process will be. I'm very interested if I
> can be of any help.

My 2 cents:
AAAA records may be added for each [0-3].ANY.pool.ntp.org name.
It needs some documentation update only.
Users should be informed that IPv4 connection can be forced when necessary
with "server -4 FQDN" configuration.

Gabor


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