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Re: [gpsd-dev] Fwd: Re: Clarifications needed for the time-service HOWTO

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Fwd: Re: Clarifications needed for the time-service HOWTO
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:09:39 -0700

Yo Beat!

On Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:46:10 +0200
Beat Bolli <address@hidden> wrote:

> I got this private mail from Ask Bjørn Hansen of NTP Pool fame where
> he implies that the pool DNS servers use some IP-based geolocation
> jiggery-pokery that should return geographically close pool server
> addresses even if one queries the generic pool domain.

I just tried that from Oregon.  One of my pool wa from Russia.  One from
Germany.  One Austria.  And one was 2,200 miles away in NYC.

So confirmed false.

> So maybe these sections of the HOWTO can be reverted to use the
> top-level pool domain?


Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97701
        address@hidden  Tel:+1(541)382-8588

> Beat
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Clarifications needed for the time-service
> HOWTO Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:26:16 -0700
> From: Ask Bjørn Hansen <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden
> > I'd never use servers from the generic "pool" domain. They return IP
> > addresses from all over the world. The pool system is organized by
> > continent and country, so at least use
> > […]
> Hi Beat,
> I’m not on that list but someone pointed out the thread to me.
> The “generic pool domain” actually will (usually) give you nearby
> servers, so you shouldn’t need to use the more specific names. If it
> doesn’t work for you, can you send me the output of
> dig +short -t txt
> and
> dig +short -t txt
> ?
> Ask

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