Recent NTP pool traffic increase

Emille Blanc emille at
Fri Dec 30 19:26:18 UTC 2016

Ah, but who do you trust? Trump, Putin, or Xi's clock?

That said, we use a Stratum2 clock for our AS, which syncs using GPS at $dayjob. So... I guess we trust Trump's clock.

Perhaps there's a market for a device that takes GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou, and references the three for sanity checks in the event of $unforseen_circumstance. Assuming such a thing were possible - admittedly I know little about GLONASS, and even less about Beidou.

"Perhaps some kind of death clock?"

-----Original Message-----
From: NANOG [ at] On Behalf Of Allan Liska
Sent: December-30-16 11:09 AM
To: Majdi S. Abbas; Laurent Dumont
Cc: nanog at
Subject: Re: Recent NTP pool traffic increase

On 12/30/2016 at 1:20 PM, "Majdi S. Abbas"  wrote:On Thu, Dec 22, 2016
at 11:31:08PM -0500, Laurent Dumont wrote:
> What I mostly meant is that there should be a regulated,
> effort in order to provide a stable and active pool program. With
> current models, a protocol that is widely used by commercial devices
> being supported by the time and effort of volunteers around the

Who's authoritative for time? Even the national labs aren't --
UTC is figured well after the fact. 

In the United States that would the United States Naval Observatory
(USNO) Master Clock (  You can read more
about it here:


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