[ntp:questions] Re: Public servers?

Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder varys at fortytwo.ch
Sun Aug 3 14:18:04 UTC 2003

Clinging to sanity, Brad Knowles mumbled in his beard:

> 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
>>  given time as I want to avoid TCP dns queries, and also because bind has
>>  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.

The difficult bit is that I don't want to require special configuration on
the secondaries. IIRC two of them are not even running bind.

-- vbi

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