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Re: Why aren't ISPs providing stratum 1 NTP service?
On Fri, 19 Jul 1996, Sean Donelan wrote: > A related, but more on topic for NANOG, issue is aligning more network > services with network topology. I've always felt that the topology of USENET news distribution could be done better if it matched the topology better. I'm not sure how best to do this although a decent set of maps of the USENET topology might be enough to make news admins adjust things on their own. And heavily used WWW servers are another thing that could benefit from aligning themselves with the topology. I'm thinking of a scenario where the service was actually provided by a distributed set of WWW servers located one hop from an XP, maybe at an XP peer's special customer colo site, and the central WW server site would issue redirects to the topologically closest WWW server. For this to work best I think network operators would need to provide some data to allow the customer to more effectively redistribute their traffic load. Michael Dillon - ISP & Internet Consulting Memra Software Inc. - Fax: +1-604-546-3049 http://www.memra.com - E-mail: [email protected] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -