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

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Sun Aug 10 08:53:19 UTC 2003

Mike Ayers wrote in message ...
> Ummm - why is everyone so eager to find servers of dubious quality?
>there a list of servers of good quality, or at least attempted good
>posted?  Being tightly synced to a loosely synced server may not be the
best thing.

It has to do with playing nice and not overburdening servers high in
the tree. The stratum tree was designed in for a good reason: it scales
very well... except of course for the thousands of people who think
only stratum 1 is good enough for them.

There's also the idea that it's a reasonable expectation of an ISP that
they provide this service. It's their part of playing nice, if you will.

Maarten Wiltink

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