[ntp:questions] Re: Public servers?

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Sat Aug 2 10:57:15 UTC 2003

At 10:43 AM +0200 2003/08/02, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:

>  Slight correction: server count is at 78 right now. You only see 15 at any
>  given time as I want to avoid TCP dns queries, and also because bind has a
>  compiled-in upper limit on entries before it stops rotating them (32 per
>  default) - problems with not all DNS servers rotating at all have been
>  discussed previously and cannot be solved outside of hacking ntp, I
>  believe.

	I think I've got an alternative technique that would allow us to 
list all 78 servers within the zone and still have BIND hand out a 
limited number of addresses, but without constantly changing the 
contents of the zone (based on my experience of doing this sort of 
thing at AOL).  I'm going to do some private testing and let you know.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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