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bug#27759: NTP pool vendor zone

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#27759: NTP pool vendor zone
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2017 14:36:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi Leo!

Leo Famulari <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 02:59:14PM -0400, Leo Famulari wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 10:40:20PM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> > Leo Famulari <address@hidden> skribis:
>> > > They recommend we apply for a vendor zone instead [2]. We would not have
>> > > to run our own NTP servers.
>> > >
>> > > Does anyone know if GNU or the FSF have a vendor zone we could use?
>> > > Otherwise, we should apply for one and adjust our ntp-service.
>> > 
>> > Apparently 1.gnu.pool.ntp.org does not exist, so I suppose we can apply
>> > for one.
>> > 
>> > I’ll email the GNU maintainer list to let them know and double-check.
>> Based on that discussion, I've applied for guix.pool.ntp.org.
> The DNS for {0,1,2,3}.guix.pool.ntp.org is live, and the attached patch
> is working for me.


> I think we should document that I am the administrative contact for the
> "zone". Any suggestions for where to document that?

At least as a comment in the definition of ‘%ntp-servers’?

Maybe we should also have a file in guix-maintenance.git listing
specific responsibilities like this, membership to linux-distros or
similar lists, privileged contact with upstream for specific packages,
etc.  WDYT?

> From e8fd9d703dba134dab7f008951e68d11d3d2ca21 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Leo Famulari <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2017 20:43:40 -0400
> Subject: [PATCH] services: ntp: Use the NTP pool via the 'guix' zone.
> * gnu/services/networking.scm (%ntp-servers): Use *.guix.pool.ntp.org.

Yes!  :-)


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