[Slackdocs] Proofreaders wanted for NTP-HOWTO

Gil André noryungi at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 22:18:14 CEST 2012


On Sep 10, 2012, at 6:52 AM, Niki Kovacs wrote:

> Gil André a écrit :
>> One should first use the pooling facility at ntp.org, and*not*  choose a server "according to country".
>> The strange thing is that you go on and use  "0.fr.pool.ntp.org" and others in the rest of the HOW TO…
>> Unless I am mistaken, all time sync operations should be done on the top level of the "pool.ntp.org" DNS, so,
>> for instance: fr.pool.ntp.org should be the only "server" used in the NTP configuration for a server in France.
> From that same page:
> "As pool.ntp.org will assign you timeservers from all over the world, time quality will not be ideal. You get a bit better result if you use the continental zones (For example europe, north-america, oceania or asia.pool.ntp.org), and even better time if you use the country zone (like ch.pool.ntp.org in Switzerland) - for all these zones, you can again use the 0, 1 or 2 prefixes, like 0.ch.pool.ntp.org. Note, however, that the country zone might not exist for your country, or might contain only one or two timeservers. If you know timeservers that are really close to you (measured by network distance, with traceroute or ping), time probably will be even better."

OK, I stand corrected - I am so used to "fr.pool.ntp.org" that it never occurred to me you could *choose* your fav' time server!

Many thanks for this clarification - I'll go to bed a more intelligent man tonight!   ;-)

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