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

Brian Garrett mgy1912 at cox.net
Fri Aug 8 20:51:08 UTC 2003

"Andrew Schulman" <andrex at deadspam.com> wrote in message
news:bgvt77$sp5cd$1 at ID-8097.news.uni-berlin.de...
> > Your ISP may run one (or several).
> 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
> 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
> with a news provider myself!

Cox Communications told me the same thing, and the next day somebody in the
NG pointed me to ntp.cox.net.  Your ISP's time server (they've got to be
running *some* kind of sync protocol in-house) is probably their best-kept


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