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

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Fri Oct 29 20:55:44 UTC 2010

> From: "David J Taylor" <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid>
> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 19:58:31 +0100
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> "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message 
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> []
> > 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.
> I am talking about a few lines as an example of a simple ntp.conf file, in 
> a document, to render the document more complete.
> As you say, the installers can (and do) know about country.

This is a FreeBSD documentation and FreeBSD comes with a pretty good
default ntp.conf, much like several of you have suggested.

You can find it

It has mostly comments with just a set of 3 (yeah, I know) pool systems.
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