[ntp:questions] Quality vs. Quantity
tik-tok at bodosom.net
Mon Mar 24 15:58:38 UTC 2014
On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM, Jan Ceuleers <jan.ceuleers at computer.org>wrote:
> But I wonder what an active "connection" is in this context, since NTP
> sits atop UDP.
These are IP based not TCP/IP.
> Do the load balancers track whether an association has
> been mobilised
They could although the packet inspection code on devices like this (I'm
not familiar with the CAI boxes) tends toward HTTP not NTP.
> , and if so do they ensure that a particular client is
> always served by the same server, at least if the poll interval is
That seems unlikely.
But we know that the major problems are congestion (which load balancing is
fixing) and weak system clocks. Presumably a bit of care would cause the
inside-NIST-errors to be swamped by the outside-NIST-errors.
And in fact the point of the paper is using PTP with the end result that
the intra-farm "errors" should (it's four years later maybe they are) be in
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