default ntp.conf should use pool.ntp.org servers
Binary package hint: ntp
A global cluster of ntp servers now exists as a way of allowing vendors to supply default ntp servers in their ntp configurations -- see http://
As a result of this, vendor supplied ntp.conf files, like the one Ubuntu uses, should probably be pointing at a global ntp pool and not at things like ntp.ubuntu.com
I believe that the people who maintain the ntp codebase have a reasonable default configuration file supplied with the code these days merging it in to the supplied ntp.conf might be good idea.
The GUI based "time and date" configuration widget should probably allow people to select first among pool.ntp.org geographical server pools and only offer particular privately run NTP servers if the user really insists. It might also be reasonable to guess a default pool based on the user supplied information on their location (based on the time zone).
|Perry E. Metzger (perry-piermont) wrote : Re: [Bug 104525] Re: default ntp.conf should use pool.ntp.org servers||#2|
|Dmitry Ivanov (dimss-telecentrs) wrote : Re: [Bug 104525] Re: default ntp.conf should use pool.ntp.org servers||#21|
|Scott James Remnant (scott) wrote : Re: [Bug 104525] Re: default ntp.conf should use pool.ntp.org servers||#31|
|Changed in ntp (Ubuntu):|
|assignee:||nobody → Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand)|
|Changed in ntp:|
|status:||New → Invalid|