Why aren't ISPs providing stratum 1 NTP service?

Michael Dillon michael at memra.com
Fri Jul 19 16:17:40 UTC 1996

On Fri, 19 Jul 1996, Sean Donelan wrote:

> A related, but more on topic for NANOG, issue is aligning more network
> services with network topology. 

I've always felt that the topology of USENET news distribution could be
done better if it matched the topology better. I'm not sure how best to do
this although a decent set of maps of the USENET topology might be enough
to make news admins adjust things on their own.

And heavily used WWW servers are another thing that could benefit from
aligning themselves with the topology. I'm thinking of a scenario where
the service was actually provided by a distributed set of WWW servers
located one hop from an XP, maybe at an XP peer's special customer colo
site, and the central WW server site would issue redirects to the
topologically closest WWW server. For this to work best I think network
operators would need to provide some data to allow the customer to more
effectively redistribute their traffic load.

Michael Dillon                   -               ISP & Internet Consulting
Memra Software Inc.              -                  Fax: +1-604-546-3049
http://www.memra.com             -               E-mail: michael at memra.com

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