[ntp:questions] Does the pool directive automatically imply "preempt"?

Terje Mathisen "terje.mathisen at tmsw.no" at ntp.org
Fri Feb 8 07:00:41 UTC 2013

Hal Murray wrote:
>> It effectively does imply 'preempt', since a pool of servers (from a
>> pool xyz statement) will be monitored and regularly filtered, replacing
>> the worst servers with the results of a fresh dns lookup.
> Does it replace bad servers or only dead ones?
> I think the latter, but I haven't looked at the code.
If you have sufficient servers (like 10?), I believe it is supposed to 
drop the worst two every hour and replace them by new pool lookups, but 
like you I haven't actually read that part of the code.

- <Terje.Mathisen at tmsw.no>
"almost all programming can be viewed as an exercise in caching"

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