Recent NTP pool traffic increase

Harlan Stenn stenn at
Fri Dec 30 21:43:14 UTC 2016

On 12/30/16 11:26 AM, Emille Blanc wrote:
> 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.

Why are you trying to re-invent a properly configured S2 NTP server?

> "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,
> industry-wide
>> effort in order to provide a stable and active pool program. With
> the
>> current models, a protocol that is widely used by commercial
>> devices
> is
>> being supported by the time and effort of volunteers around the
> world.
> 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: 
>  allan

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