Suggestion for http://www.pool.ntp.org/en/join.html


#1

Hi @ask

I’ve just come across this draft https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-ntp-bcp and I think this would help introduce a more authoritative source on NTP server best practices (stackoverflow is not a good place to get best practices). I recommend we add it in somewhere on that page.

One section I was interested in was the Leap second bit where it is crystal clear that leap smearing is bad for public servers and explains why. I also learned about mean solar time and :full_moon: power

Another thing I like that it was written for NTP server operators in mind.


#2

Yeah, I mentioned an earlier draft at https://news.ntppool.org/2016/11/ntp-best-practices/

Patches welcome!


#3

Thanks. I’ve submitted a PR, this is what I’ve written: https://github.com/abh/ntppool/pull/160/files.
Does anyone have any suggestions to improve the text?


#4

@ask would you mind taking a look at the PR?