Why aren't ISPs providing stratum 1 NTP service?

Dorian R. Kim dorian at cic.net
Mon Jul 22 06:17:54 UTC 1996

On Sun, 21 Jul 1996, Michael Dillon wrote:

> On Sun, 21 Jul 1996, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > There are better solutions... and we'd be better off if one of them is
> > standardized and we use it instead.
> Is anything like this planned for HTTP 1.1? or 1.2? 
> It might be easier to get something like this into a standard if somebody
> hacks up part of the solution and runs it for a while as I described
> with redirects. Then the standards makers can say, "Hey here is a great
> idea and we can solve all these problems with it by incorporating it into
> HTTP 1.2".

Since I don't follow HTTP evolution, so I could be missing something, but for
distributed web service that is transparent to users, you'd need something
that keeps track of RTT at the client level that has some persistance. 


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