World-wide pool traffic volume

The amount of NTP traffic is indeed significant, and the traffic seems to be increasing.

My “pie in the sky” goal for NTP would consist of three steps:

  1. ISPs set up their own NTP servers
  2. ISPs start using DHCP option 42 to disseminate the NTP server information to their clients
  3. Devices use the NTP server information acquired via DHCP by default

Obviously the above won’t entirely eliminate the need for the pool, and these changes won’t happen overnight.

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