On 4 May 2004, at 23:49, Don Stokes wrote:
we have discovered that most of the off campus
sources we had for our
NTP service are no longer there. Anybody willing to let us connect to
Does anybody know what has happened to bigben.clix.net.nz?
We're now using msltime.irl.cri.nz and ntp0.cs.mu.oz.au, with
bigben.clix.net.nz still in the list until I hear whether or not it's
coming back. There must be a *lot* of NTP configs out there that
on bigben as a stratum 1 NTP server...
bigben.clix.net.nz was a Trutime GPS receiver that we bought before I
left CLEAR, and which was installed in various places after I left by
other people (it was on Level 48 in the Sky Tower for a while, but I
think it moved out of there after a while).
I heard a rumour the other day that it has not been demonstrating a
high degree of happiness with the query load presented to it, and there
was some plan afoot to drop a sub-stratum ntpd box in front of it to
hide the Trutime box from the public query load. I didn't hear that
from anybody at TCL, though, so that might not be right.