NTP Server

Brandon Kim brandon.kim at brandontek.com
Sun Oct 24 12:38:51 CDT 2010


Just for log purposes and possibly providing it to our clients as an added service at no charge of course.

I don't see us needing to get very granular in the details of the times on the logs....




> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 10:09:25 -0700
> From: randy at psg.com
> To: brandon.kim at brandontek.com
> CC: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: NTP Server
> 
> > 1) How necessary do you believe in local NTP servers? Do you really
> >    need the logs to be perfectly accurate?
> 
> what is "perfectly accurate?"  perfection is not very realistic.  to
> what use do you put these logs?  what precision and jitter are required
> for that use?
> 
> imiho, if you are just comparing router and server log files, run off
> public.  if you are trying to do fine-grained measurement, you are going
> to invest a lot in clock and propagation research.
> 
> > 2) If you do have a local NTP server, is it only for local internal
> >    use, or do you provide this NTP server to your clients as an added
> >    service? 
> 
> i would generally let customers chime off routers which are strat 2 or
> 3.  if a customer has other needs, then they can deal.  if they are
> really concerned, they should not bet on me anyway.
> 
> > 3) If you do have a local NTP server, do you have a standby local NTP
> >    server or do you use the internet as your standby server?
> 
> again, depends on your needs.
> 
> randy
 		 	   		  


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