Hi server folks,
I’m closer to ready to adding more monitoring systems to the Pool. Depending on how many we have an early iteration would be to just have the system choose the closer 1-3 monitoring servers to monitor your server; later operators could “choose their own” and eventually maybe the computer can help pick in a smarter way.
I’m unconvinced how this will improve the quality of the pool service, but I don’t think it will make it worse and it might increase the available capacity. It definitely should help the frustrating experience of the pool server operators when “random internet noise” makes their server appear not working.
So… Most of the servers around the world I have access to are virtual machines or otherwise not clearly great monitoring servers.
Does any of you have a system that’s either or both of:
- not virtualized (and/or good at keeping time with ntpd or chronyd).
- close to or itself a high quality time service (next to a stratum 1 NTP or PTP source)
The monitoring daemon is a small Go program sending maybe a dozen NTP queries per second. It can run on a regular user account.