Re: [ntpwg] [dhcwg] Re: Network Time Protocol (NTP) OptionsforDHCPv6

"Hui Deng" <denghui02@gmail.com> Tue, 27 November 2007 13:55 UTC

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Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 21:55:01 +0800
From: "Hui Deng" <denghui02@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [ntpwg] [dhcwg] Re: Network Time Protocol (NTP) OptionsforDHCPv6
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> I can assure you that we do run our own NTP servers, and our customer
> routers are pre-configured with a Name not an IP address to get to them.
> We let our DNS servers sort out the load balancing issues (if we ever
> get any).
Yes, I would like to agree that DNS servers could do solve such
kind of load balancing issue.

-Hui

>
> It's working fine, and several hundred-thousand clients can't be wrong!
>
> Tony Flavin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brad Knowles [mailto:brad@shub-internet.org]
> Sent: 27 November 2007 07:01
> To: Mark Andrews; Flavin,AJ,Tony,DMJ R
> Cc: mayer@ntp.isc.org; ntpwg@lists.ntp.org; mellon@fugue.com;
> rgayraud@cisco.com; dhcwg@ietf.org
> Subject: Re: [ntpwg] [dhcwg] Re: Network Time Protocol (NTP)
> OptionsforDHCPv6
>
> On 11/26/07, Mark Andrews wrote:
>
> >       ISP's will do similar things with NTP servers.  They will point
> >       the DHCP clients to their NTP servers.  SOHO routeres will just
> >       re advertise what they learnt.
>
> No, the ISPs don't work this way.  I have yet to see many ISPs that have
> demonstrated any capacity or interest in setting up their own NTP
> server.  If they use NTP at all, in almost all cases they rely on
> external NTP servers.  It is these same external servers that they would
> plug into their DHCP servers (because they can't be bothered to run
> their own NTP servers), and which would then be passed on to the
> clients.
>
> Which leads us to the mess that Danny is trying to help prevent.
>
> >       This is a non-issue.
>
> I'm not convinced of that.
>
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