[ntp:questions] Re: how many servers should I poll?

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Aug 8 10:18:15 UTC 2003


> No, my ISP (Comcast) is oriented toward the mass market.  Why would they
> bother providing an NTP server?  Even though they're huge and wouldn't
even
> notice the cost.
>
> A while back I wrote to Comcast and asked them if they provided an NTP
> server for their customers.  They replied that no, I would have to
contract
> with a news provider myself!

You could try:

- tracert to find your nearest router
- an NTPQ to that router and see if it will talk to you

I bet their technical arm _is_ running NTP!

David





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