Syntax tweak: hostname at IP-Address

Hal Murray hmurray at
Thu Nov 12 01:07:28 UTC 2020

I've been thinking about something like this for a while.  The idea is to be 
able to specify the IP Address to be used for contacting a NTP or NTS-KE 

There was discussion on the IETF-NTP list today about how to get NTP started 
on systems without (or broken) CMOS/TOY clocks whem you are using DNSSEC which 
needs time.

I think this would be a useful tool in that direction.

We could put a cache in /etc/hosts

There are similar problems with root certificates expiring.

Does anybody have better suggestions for the syntax?  Or for alternatives for 
bypassing DNSSEC?

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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