[ntp:questions] Quality vs. Quantity

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at Shaw.ca
Mon Mar 24 17:37:28 UTC 2014

On 2014-03-24 08:53, Paul wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 12:26 AM, Danny Mayer <mayer at ntp.org> wrote:
>> That's a misconception. While I trust Richard Schmidt in what he says,
>> that's is not what you think he says.
> It's hard to misinterpret "590SG load balancers" and :
> "It is the load balancer's duty to assign each incoming NTP request to one
> of the available servers, balancing the load by round-robin, weighted
> round-robin, least active connections, or other algorithm. Each NTP server
> returns packets to the load balancer for forwarding back to the requestor."

I hope that description is inaccurate, because of the additional
delay and jitter added by passing twice through the front end.
I would expect the load balancer to only provide the IP
addresses of the currently lowest loaded and highest quality
servers closest to the client, as the NTP Pool does.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis

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