[ntp:questions] Re: NTP does not sync when using pool.ntp.org

Jan Ceuleers janspam.ceuleers at computer.org
Thu Oct 9 17:02:44 UTC 2003

Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
> The main reason why this doesn't exist right now is:
> To achieve the desired effect, {1,2,3}.pool.ntp.org would need to be
> disjunct. But since we want load balancing, and not just load every server
> in the pool, we would need to have a few names in each zone still - so we'd
> need >30 servers - for each zone (continental, country zones, too!).

Would it not be sufficient to do as Dale suggested and list the same
servers in each of the 3 pools? The probability that the queries would
return the same server twice or even three times would be remote (or
certainly more remote than is the case without the pool repetition
mechanism), and perhaps this probability could be reduced still further
by listing the servers in a different order in each of the pools.

(Note that I do not purport to be a DNS expert).


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