[ntp:questions] This is project have any SLA and does it meets th PCI and DSS compliance

William Unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Sat May 12 20:09:59 UTC 2018


On 2018-05-12, bhuvaneshwaran.r at powerupcloud.com <bhuvaneshwaran.r at powerupcloud.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> We are going to use these pool servers for our production env, so we need to know that you have any SLA for uptime and does this project meets the PCI and DSS compliance? 
>

No idea what you are asking, but pool.ntp.org is a huge bunch of volunteers
who provice their own ntp servers for the use of others. It meets no
compliance standards, and the uptime of volunteers is random, and certainly
not tracked. Note also that the quality of time served by random members of
pool.ntp.org is highly variable-- from tens of microseconds to hundreds of
milliseconds.

If you want to make sure that you have reliable service, set up your own set
ofservers, fed for example from a GPS-PPS source. If you are an organization
then you should also set up your own pool powerupcloud.pool.ntp.org.
for your clients to use, rather than making use of those volunteers. 

ntp is a time source, not a secure environment. 

So I think that the answer to your question is NO. And also that you are
confused about  what ntp is. 



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