Using BIND - was Re: [ntp:questions] Re: How long doI havetowaitfor sync?
mayer at gis.net
Sat Jun 4 20:02:31 UTC 2005
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> At 4:27 PM +0000 2005-06-04, David J Taylor wrote:
> > What can I say but thanks - I knew many of these things but had
> > forgotten some and not encountered others.
> Not a problem. I'm glad to be able to help.
> > The idea of stratum 1 NTP servers
> > simply referring you further down the line is a fascinating one!
> NTP V5?
> Actually, I think that the "manycast" solution should do the job
> just fine. We just have to get people to support multicast mode in
> their network code, on their network devices, and to route multicast
> packets on their networks. If they do that, then you'll simplify
> your configuration a great deal, and automatically discover and use
> nearby time servers. It really is a nearly ideal solution, about as
> good as you could possibly expect in the real world.
> Everything you need is already available, it's just a matter of
> getting people to turn on support by default out-of-the-box. And
> that's also the biggest problem.
It's a lot more complicated than that. Getting multicast working
is the first step. I haven't even begun to look at manycast.
IPv6 multicast is my number 1 priority right now.
> Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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