[ntp:questions] Bad NTP servers jeopardizing the pool.ntp.org initiative

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Sun Mar 25 17:52:07 UTC 2007

Thomas Tornblom wrote:
> mayer at ntp.isc.org (Danny Mayer) writes:
>> Thomas Tornblom wrote:
>> If I understand correctly what you are asking what we need here instead
>> of the server line, we should have a pool line and and an exclude line
>> to ignore any specific IP addresses that we don't want to use. I'm
>> suggesting that the exclude line can be used separately since you don't
>> want them anywhere used. So for example you would want to do something
>> like this:
>> exclude netmask
>> exclude
>> pool se.europe.pool.ntp.org max 5
> No, what I'm asking for is that anyone that is participating the pool
> initiative should be required to accept connections from any
> reasonable client, and specifically not be allowed to filter out
> traffic from a large ISP just because they acted as asses 20 years ago.

That's really a subject for the pool mailing list rather than this one.
I don't know how servers are added or removed from the pool but we have
no say here on how it is done.

> Having an "exclude" option is a band-aid solution to this problem.

True, but I could make a case for something like this for other reasons,
but that's not the issue here.


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