[ntp:questions] Meinberg NTP Software--Time Accuracy

Todd Glassey CISM CIFI tglassey at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 23 18:08:53 UTC 2009

Rob wrote:
> Rick Jones <rick.jones2 at hp.com> wrote:
>> Rob <nomail at example.com> wrote:
>>> This is no longer required.  You can just use pool.ntp.org or
>>> 0.pool.ntp.org and the DNS servers for the pool will automatically
>>> determine which servers are closest to you.
>> Is that by geography, hop count or ICMP echo RTT?
> By geography, just like the zones that were mentioned in the post above.
> However, they are more fine-grained, especially when compared with
> large zones like us or eu.
> (there have been experiments with other metrics like AS number)
Which means if you are inside of a larger network you may have issues 
with using pool servers since they will be computed to the IP address of 
the gateway system you use as the client's network portal.

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