[ntp:questions] Re: restrict lines

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Tue Mar 15 02:51:19 UTC 2005

Guys, give it a break. There are no points to be gained or lost here.
The fact is that the internet uses names, or would you prefer to send
mail to to respond to these mailing lists?

The restrict statements need to use IP addresses. For some servers
like pool.ntp.org it makes sense to use the name and not the IP
address as you never know what you are going to get.

The proper way to do this is to have the servers' IP addresses returned
by DNS automatically be added to the allowed list so it will be
unnecessary to add restrict lines for them. If you've asked that those
servers be used to send you packets you better be prepared to receive
them. It's on my list of things to implement. This makes this whole
conversation moot.


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