NIST NTP servers

b f freetexwatson at gmail.com
Tue May 10 03:01:23 UTC 2016


Hello List,


In search of stable, disparate stratum 1 NTP sources.

Looking for anyone’s advice/experiences (good/bad/ugly/weird) using NIST’s
NTP servers per: http://tf.nist.gov/tf-cgi/servers.cgi

We tried using “time.nist.gov” which returns varying round-robin addresses
(as the link says), but Cisco IOS resolved the FQDN and embedded the
numeric address in the “ntp server” config statement.



After letting the new server config go through a few days of update cycles,
the drift, offset and reachability stats are not anywhere as good as what
the stats for the Navy time server are - 192.5.41.41 / tock.usno.navy.mil.


I would greatly appreciate and feedback / advice, etc.


Thanks!!!


Ed


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