[ntp:questions] Re: pool.ntp.org empty ?

Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder grazdan at fortytwo.ch
Sat Oct 16 08:43:48 UTC 2004


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Clinging to sanity, Tapio Sokura mumbled in his beard:

> Henk P. Penning wrote:
>>   Is the 'pool.ntp.org' empty ?
> 
> There was a bug in the scripts that check the pool time servers 
> periodically, so during a network outage at the monitoring machine all 
> "unreachable" pool servers were thrown out of the DNS. Things should
be 
> back to normal by now.

Except maybe for buggy nameservers that cache DNS results far longer
than they should :-/

I have fixed the script now - additionally to checking if the local ntpd
thinks that it's synchronized to the net time, it also pings two
servers outside the local network before running the scoring.


greets
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