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