Recent NTP pool traffic increase

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Wed Dec 21 03:42:05 UTC 2016

On Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:41:37 -0800, Keenan Tims said:
> Better for whom? I'm sure all mobile operating systems provide some
> access to time, with a least 'seconds' resolution. If an app deems this
> time source untrustworthy for some reason, I don't think the reasonable
> response is to make independent time requests from a volunteer-operated
> pool for public servers designed for host synchronization.

This is possibly at least partly due to "dependency hell".
For a worked example from earlier this year:

So a lot of people had their stuff blow up, even though their code
called left_pad exactly noplace....

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