Using ntpdate(8) and UK time servers

Andrew Boothman andrew
Wed Sep 29 22:46:08 BST 1999


On 27-Sep-99 Nik Clayton wrote:
>> Personally, i use
>> 
>> ntpdate tick.freeuk.net ntp.cs.strath.ac.uk ntp0.pipex.net ntp1.pipex.net
>> ntp2.pipex.net
>> 
>> FreeUK is the ISP that I use most of the time, Pipex had their servers as
>> open
>> for general public access and Stathclyde Uni are such nice people, I'm sure
>> they won't mind! :-)
> 
> It's good policy to e-mail postmaster at those sites (or a more specific
> address is one is in that list) and ask them if it's OK.  I doubt anyone
> will say "no", but it's polite, and also means they can e-mail you if
> they're going to be doing anything that disrupts service ("We're Y2K 
> testing this server, don't use it unless you want your date set to 29 
> Feb 2000. . .")

Agreed. But those servers (excluding the freeuk.net one that my ISP said I
could use) are all listed, somewhere, as publically accessable.

Do you think that folk should e-mail and check with the admins of public
servers as well?

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