Future Ideas for NTP

Initial time set

Let's find a way to not need the "the time must be right to within 68 (or whatever) years" for the initial time set.

Name resolution

There is good news/bad news about our current method of only resolving DNS names for NTP servers "initially".

How does the following sound:

  • The server may specify a "lifetime" for its name resolution "information"
  • The client may specify a "lifetime" for the name resolution data it gets
  • If either/both of these are specified, we should re-fetch at the "sooner" interval
  • The client may detect a (reachability?) problem in the interim, which should cause a re-fetch

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Topic revision: r1 - 2010-10-30 - 00:22:50 - HarlanStenn
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