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Re: [opensuse] 10.2 system clock too fast and NTP
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 13:33:16 -0900
  • Message-id: <200612161333.17216.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 16 December 2006 13:20, Leendert Meyer wrote:
> On Saturday 16 December 2006 23:03, John Andersen wrote:
> > Do you have one or several servers configured? You should use as
> > many as 4 or 5, and <dons flamesuit> avoid the pools because they
> > have proven to be a single point of failure IMHO. If you use a
> > pool, make sure you have at least two other clocks named
> > explicitly.
>
> How about the option "Use Random Servers from pool.ntp.org" in
> openSUSE 10.2? YaST puts {0,1,2}.pool.ntp.org in /etc/ntp.conf, of
> which the DNS-records change every hour.
>
> Or do you still stand by your advice I quoted?

That was exactly what my advice was referring to. For some
reason that has never worked for me in a reliable way. Perhaps
occasionally that url is unreachable or something.

I prefer selecting a server that I have known to be workable
and reliable.

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John Andersen
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