[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
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!
>

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
secret.


Brian





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