[ntp:questions] bitsy.mit.edu retired?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Aug 14 23:29:08 UTC 2008

Gushi wrote:
> Hey all,
> I've frequently used the venerable old standby "bitsy.mit.edu" as an
> NTP server -- it had an easy to remember name, and was more "neutral"
> than time.windows.com or something similar.  I also recall that it had
> a fairly open access policy, and over time I had committed the IP
> address ( to memory.
> At the current time (no pun intended) I'm unable to get any NTP data
> from it, and it's not on any of the lists -- has it been retired or
> shuffled off?  Or am I just crazy?
> -Dan Mahoney

The fact that it's not on any of the lists suggests that it's not a 
public server!  The fact that you can't get any response to an NTP query 
suggests that it's not running ntpd.

Can you ping it?  It might not be running at all!

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