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

Dale Worley worley at dragon.ariadne.com
Mon Aug 11 15:43:22 UTC 2003


Andrew Schulman <andrex at deadspam.com> writes:
> My original question-- mostly lost-- was how to balance the desire for
> accuracy against the desire not to overburden the time server network, when
> accuracy requirements are modest.  After all, I'm not running a physics lab
> here, just a small home LAN.  

One solution would be for you to connect to three stratum 2 servers
and then offer yourself as a stratum 3 server for other customers of
your ISP.  Given that NTP has a very low load, it would make little or
no difference to your WAN connection.

Dale



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