Shippable ntp.conf files for the HOWTO
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Fri Jun 10 00:38:33 UTC 2016
> Are they all suboptimal?
How about way out of date.
The pool got started before the pool command existed and/or distros are/were
running old versions of ntp. Using several server lines was/is a way to use
the pool without saying "pool". Early versions of the pool command may not
have worked well. I don't remember that far back.
Using the pool command will drop servers that don't respond and replace them
with new ones. [In the future, we should be able to teach it to occasionally
drop the worst server in hopes that the replacement is better.]
I think you should replace the 4 server lines with 1 pool line. The 2 pools
use IPv6 too.
The pool command hasn't been in the middle of this sort of sharp eyed
scrutiny. I won't be surprised if there are bugs or quirks. The only one
that I know of is that you have to remove the nopeer from the default
gem at rellim.com said:
> # The iburst option tells ntpd to query the pool servers with an initial
> # burst instead of single requests. This can yield better results on
> # startup to remote servers.
I dislike that use of "better". Why not say "faster"? They won't be better
in the sense of more accurate.
I would say
The iburst option lets ntpd get started faster.
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