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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 16:45:59 -0700

Yo Harlan!

On Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:30:00 +0000
Harlan Stenn <address@hidden> wrote:

> Beat Bolli writes:
> > I got this private mail from Ask Bj=C3=B8rn 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.
> > 
> > So maybe these sections of the HOWTO can be reverted to use the
> > top-level pool domain?
> I'd recommend against being "too smart" and offering potentially
> conflicting information.

Or wrong info.  At least wrong in my case.

> If vendor Foo has and recommends that its worldwide
> customer base use that name to resolve time servers, I suspect these
> new docs should honor this.  The pool framework should (if it doesn't
> already) be able to geolocate this situation too.

You can, and they recommend, using:

That way if vendor foo (D-link) makes a mistake they can remove
that domain from DNS and save the servers.

> But I have not chatted with Ask about this.

But vendor pools are docmented:

> Lots of the various pieces of this puzzle evolve.

I actually feel good that we just have a few things to wrap up.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97701
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