[ntp:questions] shouldn't "preempt" always be used with public pool servers?

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Fri Mar 25 19:56:29 UTC 2011

Given the nature of *pool.ntp.org, wouldn't "preempt" make sense to be 
used with these servers?

E.g., if something goes wrong with one of them, preempt instead of keep 
trying to use it.

Unless "preempt" means "on error, abandon forever that entry in ntp.conf 
and rely on the other server entries instead" - in which case this would 
be a bad strategy after a long time. The man page is unclear whether any 
retry is performed on error with preempt.

Florin Andrei

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