[ntp:questions] systems won't synchronize no matter what

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Oct 29 17:57:54 UTC 2010


On 10/29/2010 1:03 PM, David J Taylor wrote:
> "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:odWdnZRy_vhMblfRnZ2dnUVZ_h-dnZ2d at giganews.com...
> []
>> The trouble with a "working example file" is that too many people will
>> simply copy it. The likely result would be to overload every server
>> named in the example file. Also, the server in New York City is not
>> going to be a great server for a client in Los Angeles.
>>
>> It's safer to provide the format using "fictional" servers. This will
>> require a little thought on the part of the user. If said user is not
>> capable of thought it's better not to have him using any servers!
>
> Using three or four pool servers would be fine, that's what some other
> installers do.
>
> Cheers,
> David

Are you talking about *thinking human* installers or installation scripts?

A script that could ask the user "What country are you in?" and then for 
state or province could make a better than random selection of servers. 
  A "thinking human" could probably do a LOT better.




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