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Clyde... Time synchronization services


If you are running a PC or very simple server, you will probably want to set your time when you boot your system, or, in some case, more often, using the "time" (port 37) protocol. If you are in the .concordia.ca domain, you are welcome to use clyde.concordia.ca (132.205.1.1) as your time server.

If you are running an important service on a Unix host, you will probably prefer to keep synchronized all the time, using the "xntp" (port 123) protocol. If so, please avoid using offsite servers, and instead, use the following high-stratum local xntp servers:



What follows is based on a description written on 1996/07/23 by Punam Bhargava of the Concordia ntp configuration; some of the information has been updated since then:


There will be four administrative servers at Concordia running
at stratum-2, namely:

	clyde.concordia.ca	132.205.1.1
	bonnie.concordia.ca	132.205.7.81
	tick.encs.concordia.ca  132.205.96.93
	tock.encs.concordia.ca	132.205.96.94

All other Concordia University systems wishing to synchronize their clocks
should get time from the above servers and operate at stratum-3, or above.

===========================================================================	
Bonnie & Clyde will get the time from two stratum-1 servers and one
stratum-2 server:

server	tick.usask.ca		  # 128.233.193.242 (14 hops, 44ms) stratum-1
server  tac.nrc.ca                # 132.246.11.232  stratum-1
server	fuzz.psc.edu		  # 128.182.58.100  (14 hops, 28ms) stratum-2

Bonnie & Clyde will peer with the other xntp Concordia adminstrative
servers, namely:

peer   tick.encs.concordia.ca    # 132.205.96.93  (4 hops, 1ms) stratum-2
peer   tock.encs.concordia.ca    # 132.205.96.94  (4 hops, 1ms) stratum-2


===========================================================================	
Tick.ENCS will get the time from one stratum-1 server and one stratum-2
server that differ from what Bonnie & Clyde are using:

server	tick.usno.navy.mil	# 192.5.41.40           stratum-1
server	tock.utoronto.ca	# 128.100.100.128      	stratum-2
                                # synch: tyme.gw.utoronto.ca

And it will peer with:

peer	clyde.concordia.ca        # 132.205.1.1		stratum-2
peer	tock.encs.concordia.ca	  # 132.205.96.94	stratum-2
peer	bonnie.concordia.ca       # 132.205.7.81	stratum-2

===========================================================================	
Tock.ENCS will get the time from one stratum-1 server and one stratum-2
server that differ from what Bonnie & Clyde are using:

server	clock.nyc.he.net          # 209.51.161.238		stratum-1
server	ntp2.cmc.ec.gc.ca      	  # 199.212.17.20      		stratum-2
                                  # synch: navobs1.mit.edu

And it will peer with:

peer	clyde.concordia.ca        # 132.205.1.1		stratum-2
peer	tick.encs.concordia.ca	  # 132.205.96.93	stratum-2
peer	bonnie.concordia.ca       # 132.205.7.81	stratum-2

===========================================================================	

Here is additional information about the servers being used at
Concordia University to synchronize time (current in 2005):
contact name:

STRATUM-1 SERVERS
-----------------

Hostname: tac.nrc.ca (132.246.11.232)
ServerLocation: National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, ON,  Canada 
ServerSynchronization: NTP V4 Primary (PPS clock), Pentium/Linux 
ServiceArea: Canada 
AccessPolicy: RestrictedAccess 

Hostname: tick.usask.ca (128.233.3.100)
ServerLocation: University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SK, Canada 
GeographicCoordinates: 52:08:01N,106:38:11W 
ServerSynchronization: NTP V3 Primary (GOES clock), DEC Mips/Unix 
ServiceArea: SASK#net, CA*net, Canada 
AccessPolicy: OpenAccess 

       tick.usno.navy.mil (192.5.41.40)
       Location: U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, DC
       Geographic Coordinates: 38:55:14.01 77:03:58.03 (GPS WGS84)
       Synchronization: NTP V3 primary (USNO Master Clock 2, H-maser),
                        HP9000/74 HP9000/747i
       Service Area: NSFNET
       Access Policy: open access

       clock.nyc.he.net (209.51.161.238)
       Location: Hurricane Electric, New York City, New York 
       Synchronization: NTP V4 primary (CMDA), Endrun Praecis CNTP
       Service Area: all areas
       Access Policy: OpenAccess

STRATUM-2 SERVERS
-----------------

       fuzz.psc.edu (128.182.58.100)
       Location: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Pittsburgh, PA
       Synchronization: NTP V3 secondary (stratum 2), DEC5000/200
       Service area: NSFNET, PSC region
       Access policy: open access, but please send a message to notify.

Hostname: tock.utoronto.ca (128.100.100.128)
ServerLocation: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA 
ServerSynchronization: NTP V3 secondary (stratum 2), Dell Power Edge, Debian Linux 
ServiceArea: Eastern Canada 
AccessPolicy: RestrictedAccess 

Hostname: ntp2.cmc.ec.gc.ca 
ServerLocation: Canadian Meteorological Centre, Dorval, Québec, Canada 
ServerSynchronization: NTP V4 secondary SGI/Unix 
ServiceArea: Eastern Canada 
AccessPolicy: OpenAccess 


ADMINSTRATIVE STRATUM-2 SERVERS FOR CONCORDIA
---------------------------------------------

       bonnie.concordia.ca (132.205.7.81)
       Location: LB-800, Montreal, QC
       Contact: ntpadm@concordia.ca

       clyde.concordia.ca (132.205.1.1)
       Location: LB-800, Montreal, QC
       Contact: ntpadm@concordia.ca

       tick.encs.concordia.ca (132.205.96.93)
       Location: Montreal, QC
       Contact: (ntpadm@encs.concordia.ca)

       tock.encs.concordia.ca (132.205.96.94)
       Location: Montreal, QC
       Contact: (ntpadm@encs.concordia.ca)


Copyright, © 2011, Concordia University, (IITS).
Author: Anne Bennett
Credits: (none)
Maintained by: webdoc@clyde.concordia.ca
Last update: 2011/04/13 -- Tan Bui

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