Shippable ntp.conf files for the HOWTO

Hal Murray hmurray at
Fri Jun 10 07:55:09 UTC 2016

gem at said:
>> The pool command hasn't been in the middle of this sort of sharp eyed=20
>> scrutiny.  I won't be surprised if there are bugs or quirks.
> Well, if we can't prove it is better I would not be in a hurry to use it. 

Please give it a try.  We can't possibly prove anything if nobody tries it.

I haven't noticed any problems other than the nopeer issue.

gem at said:
> Do we need the 'restict nopeer'?  From a quick google pretty much every one
> says to use it.  If we need nppeer, we can't use 'pool' until that bug is
> fixed.

> From what I can see the nopeer is to prevent DoS.  We certainly do not
> want to have a configuration that is know to allow DoS.

> That pretty much makes up my mind.  Until issue #79 is closed we can not use
> 'pool'. 

I don't know of any DoS mechanism that nopeer would fix.  You will probably 
find it in most examples along with the options that do block DoS mechanisms.

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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