[ntp:questions] Re: Finding nearest NTP server
martin.drake at egs.lu
Fri Jan 16 07:43:50 UTC 2004
Isaac Grover wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 08:52:28 +0100, Martin Drake <martin.drake at egs.lu> wrote:
>>A "hidden" ntp server is obviously not intended for public access, so
> Topologically and geographically, wouldn't it make more sense to access an NTP
> server within four hops and in the same state as opposed to twelve hops and
> three states away? Hence the search for hidden NTP servers... =)
Technically speaking, you're right of course.
The point I was trying to make is that it's possible to get perfectly
fine results by sticking to the time servers advertised as available for
public access without resorting to any "covert" methods.
I am in Luxembourg and use the following servers:
remote local st poll reach delay offset disp
=LOCAL(1) 127.0.0.1 10 64 377 0.00000 0.000000 0.00096
*ntp1.ptb.de 192.168.111.4 1 1024 377 0.04803 0.007996 0.01485
=dns.univ-lyon1. 192.168.111.4 2 1024 377 0.07968 0.000081 0.01483
=ntp1.belbone.be 192.168.111.4 2 1024 377 0.04507 -0.030375 0.01485
Not one of them is closer, geographically speaking, than 200 km from my
location. The results are nevertheless perfectly adequate for my needs.
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