Need trusted NTP Sources

Notify Me at
Thu Feb 6 11:51:45 UTC 2014

According to the auditors, "trusted" means

1. Universities or Research facilities (nuclear/atomic facilities,
space research (such as NASA) etc.)
2. Main country internet/telecom providers
3. Government departments
4. Satellites (using GPS module)

Which is a bit of a tall order over here.

On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 11:16 AM, Marc Storck <mstorck at> wrote:
> You may start by checking who is providing NTP services in Africa via the NTP pool. In Africa there are 27 public servers (
> But then all depends on your definition of "trusted".
> Regards,
> Marc
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> Subject: Need trusted NTP Sources
> Hi !
> I'm trying to help a company I work for to pass an audit, and we've
> been told we need trusted NTP sources (RedHat doesn't cut it). Being
> located in Nigeria, Africa, I'm not very knowledgeable about trusted
> sources therein.
> Please can anyone help with sources that wouldn't mind letting us sync
> from them?
> Thanks a lot!

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