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Re: ntpd server on FC2



On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 06:32, Paul Howarth wrote:

> There is no way to make sure that the pool.ntp.org addresses in the "restrict" 
> line are the same pool.ntp.org addresses used in the "server" line, so it's 
> not possible to block off outside hosts from querying the time server using a 
> restrict line. This was the problem I couldn't get my head round. But then it 
> dawned on me that the point of the exercise was that the time server 
> *shouldn't* be blocking off queries from outside hosts, rather the opposite: 
> the time server should join the pool and *encourage* outside hosts to use it. 

    Pretty cool idea, no?  I couldn't help but join the pool.  I'd spent
a lot of time worrying about stratums and whether I could get permission
to use a clock or not worry so much...but with the pool, the load is
balanced, and everyone there _wants_ you to use it.

    Somebody is decidedly deserving a big 'attaboy', I'd say.

    Neat, huh?

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