ntp.ubuntulinux.org? (was: Race condition during startup?)

Paul Sladen ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Wed Jan 4 15:29:25 GMT 2006

On Sun, 2 Oct 2005, martin f krafft wrote:
> ... and that's only one reason why a single NTP server is a bad idea.

Very early on, it was set to 'ntp.pool.org'.

At the moment 'ntp.u.com/org' has the advantage that it can be CNAME'd to
something else fairly quickly[0].  Shipping everything with 'ntp.pool.org'
or 'ntp.windows.com' and then having that disappear or machine knowing
returning data would leave you in a situation with nothing to do about it.

It's like using 'irc.freenode.net' for your published IRC network and then
having the Freenode admins remove the DNS record with no annoucement...

(/me thinks back to two weeks ago)

Or having the admins of that IRC network forget to renew the domainname...

(/me thinks back to two years ago)

	-Paul  :)

[0] Unfortunately currently it has a time-to-live of 24hours.
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