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Re: [vox] [fwd] Time servers (ntp) wanted
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Re: [vox] [fwd] Time servers (ntp) wanted

Let me assume for a moment that I make my system available as an NTP

How do I keep *my* system from time drifting?


On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Bill Kendrick wrote:

> I thought I'd pass this request along. :)
> -bill!
> ----- Forwarded message from Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder <avbidder@fortytwo.ch> -----
> Date: 28 Jan 2003 11:10:51 +0100
> From: "Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder" <avbidder@fortytwo.ch>
> Subject: [debian-project] Time servers (ntp) wanted
> To: debian-isp@lists.debian.org, debian-project@lists.debian.org
> Yo!
> In short: If you have a computer with a static IP address, I'd be glad
> if you'd run ntpd and offered it for public use on the time.fortytwo.ch
> DNS round robin. Expected traffic is very low - I hope to get as many
> time servers as I can, so the load will be spread as far as possible.
> The longer version:
> In the comp.protocols.time.ntp newsgroup, it was discussed that some of
> the public time servers (as listed somewhere on ntp.org) are having
> problems with too much traffic.
> I figured: for everyday use, accuracy is no problem (Who cares if their
> clock goes 100ms wrong?). So, I'm trying to set up a DNS round robin DNS
> zone on time.fortytwo.ch, so everybody can just use a default ntp.conf
> and doesn't need to worry ever again.
> Right now, it's not operating yet: I need timeservers. As I said,
> accuracy is not the issue right now, so even if it's just a router with
> stratum 3 or even higher, it can help.
> If you want to help, just drop me a note at clockmaster@fortywo.ch (or
> reply to this mail, it's the same, really). If you're interested:
> there's http://fortytwo.ch/time for more information, including mailing
> lists.
> A further note: this project could, of course, also benefit Debian: as
> soon as there's a big enough number of servers, I think the Debian ntp
> package could just ship with a default config file that would just work,
> for the cases where somebody installs ntp but doesn't know his ISP's ntp
> server.
> Now I hope to be drowned in email :-)
> So long
> -- vbi
>  * posted to debian-project because (some of) the Debian machines could
> join
>  * posted on debian-isp because there's many people with suitable gear
> that might be interested.
> --
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