Recently I checked the “mrulist” on one of my servers for a short period. I see there are about 1% ( exactly 1211 out of 118540 ) request coming from China. Actually it must be more as this is only the number where reverse DNS lookup was successfully. Now one can say, what are 1211 IP’s if there are more than 1 billions Chinese living on this planet. OK, trying to understand GeoDNS a little bit, I have to say China is not just around the corner here in Austria / Central Europe. Most of them have a domain name *.dynamic.163data.com.cn
I have seen the thread about the bootstrap project for China. A great idea but I cannot join with my small servers. Mine can handle the AT pool. Is this an other way to support undersized areas with NTP to split the requests in many small parts all over the world ?
Not to be misunderstood, I don’t mind if some few Chinese IP’s are using the AT pool. I just want to understand why. BTW I work in an organization with a lot of Chinese colleagues and I value them as a person.