Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Thu Nov 17 17:16:45 GMT 2005

Andrew P. wrote:
> On 11/17/05, Bob Johnson <fbsdlists at gmail.com> wrote:
[ ... ]
> Leading numbers are not necessary in most cases.
> I use:
> server europe.pool.ntp.org
> server europe.pool.ntp.org
> server europe.pool.ntp.org
> That selects 3 random servers from the whole
> europe pool.

The point of using the leading numbers is to make sure the three servers chosen 
from the pool are actually different machines.

If you've only got a small number of machines, having each contact an external 
NTP server is reasonable.  If you've got, say, ten or more machines, set up 
three of them to contact external NTP servers and each other as peers, and have 
the rest of the machines on your network talk to your local NTP servers.


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