> You should be net-conscious in selecting
> NTP servers. It is poor form to select ALL open access
> servers regardless of net distance. The best strategy
> is to get a mix of 3-4 of the nearer servers (max).
> You don't gain much with many servers but you do
> generate unnecessary net traffic.
> Rich Schmidt, Directorate of Time, USNO
I'm not sure if this was directed to me, or if it was, if it was so
But I am just setting us up, and I am trying very hard not to be rude.
I have a group of 4 H-PUX machines and a Cisco 2514 router that "peer"
each other. Each also has one stratum 1 and one stratum 2 "server"
selected from the lists--selected to be "open" and some reasonable
distance away and not already on one of my machines and respond to me.
The rest of my world (that is not a router) will look to a particular
one (or more than one as we go on down the road) of the "peer" group
for "server" service. The routers other than the router in the group
"peer" with the router and the designated server in the group.
I hope that design meets both the letter and the intent of Rich's
(and other's) comments.
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