- Africa 30
- Antarctica 0
- Asia 193
- Europe 2688
- North America 877
- Oceania 83
- South America 40
- Global 3657
- All Pool Servers 3910
The pool.ntp.org project is a big virtual cluster of timeservers providing reliable easy to use NTP service for millions of clients.
The pool is being used by millions or tens of millions of systems around the world. It's the default "time server" for most of the major Linux distributions and many networked appliances (see information for vendors).
Because of the large number of users we are in need of more servers. If you have a server with a static IP address always available on the internet, please consider adding it to the system.go up
November 4, 2016
The IETF has published a new version of NTP Best Current Practices documenting learned best practices on how to run NTP servers and clients.
If you know a little about the NTP protocol reading it will be a quick way to learn more about how it works “in the wild” (including on your own systems).
Some of it is specific to the “reference” ntpd implementation, but much of it will apply to other clients or servers, too.
August 27, 2016
Most of the data is updated manually, so it won’t be any better than the busy humans can manage, but it’ll be a better system for giving system updates than posting here (or on the dicussion mailing list).
Update Whoops, I completely forgot that ntppool.org is in the HSTS preload list.
The site was working for me in the browsers I tested. I’ve contacted statuspage.io about getting a TLS cert added, in the meantime ntppool.statuspage.io works.
April 23, 2016
The login system is now using Auth0 to add more login options than yet another username and password. If you have a Github, Google, Microsoft or other supported account you can use that to login.
If you are one of the many existing users, you have to create a “new account” (sign up again) with the email address you previously used to login to your account. No passwords have been transferred over.
If you have any trouble, please use the form below the login box and we’ll help.
Currently if you login with separate accounts that all use the same email address, it will log you into the same account. Support for merging accounts with different verified email addresses might come later.
January 4, 2016
The beta site is a full installation of the system running with a separate database that gets new code before the regular site.
The healthy servers registered on the beta site do get published in DNS (1.beta.grundclock.com, etc), though nobody should be using those names other than when testing the beta site!
- Older news...
- Terms of service
- NTP home - the website about ntp
- Meinberg, makers of incredibly fine time server systems.
- The Public servers abuse and the Fixing the NTP server abuse problem threads on the comp.protocols.time.ntp newsgroup have caused this project to be started.