Setting Up a Time Server

Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at 09:36AM

By Eric Richardson

Reading through some local blogs this morning I noticed ask's post from a few weeks ago talking about the ntp pool. That got me inspired to set up ntp on the new Cartifact server. I knew of a couple good local time hosts (particularly, and going through the list of stratum two servers I found one in the very same colo building. Judging by the whois on the IP space, I think that box is in CalPop's space, which is right across the hall from our box with Cyberverse. If I'm reading the stats right, though, that box is actually the peer with the most delay.

Our server,, is now registered with the NTP Pool, though it'll take a little bit before the pool decides it's reliable enough to give it out to people.