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Stop using timeX.google.com as default time servers
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systemd uses timeX.google.com as default time servers and this appears to have not been changed by Solus. Upstream was asked by Google to stop using timeX.google.com as their default time servers. However, the servers were left as a default, and only a configure-time warning was added. These servers use a non-standard concept of time and are only intended for use in Google's data centers, not by the public.

It would probably be a good idea to default to a NTP vendor pool instead.

Event Timeline

saintdev created this task.Nov 25 2016, 8:13 PM
JoshStrobl closed this task as Invalid.Nov 27 2016, 11:53 PM
JoshStrobl added a project: Upstream Issue.
JoshStrobl added a subscriber: JoshStrobl.

Closing as it is an upstream issue.

JoshStrobl reopened this task as Open.Nov 27 2016, 11:59 PM

Reopening. systemd's "solution" seems to be --with-ntp-server to change ntp pools for systemd.

JoshStrobl triaged this task as Normal priority.Nov 28 2016, 12:00 AM
JoshStrobl edited projects, added Software; removed Upstream Issue.

I'll sign us up to the NTP vendor pool

DataDrake moved this task from Backlog to Package Fixes on the Software board.Jul 20 2017, 2:48 AM
siru added a subscriber: siru.Feb 19 2018, 7:00 PM
JoshStrobl changed the task status from Open to In Progress.EditedOct 20 2018, 7:21 PM
JoshStrobl claimed this task.

Took the initiative, sent out an application for Solus for an NTP vendor pool allocation. Currently awaiting a response.

If we stop using google for ntp server, I guess it would make sense to also stop using it as primary source for dns servers, which can be done with -Ddns-servers. DNS from Quad9 and Cloudflare could for example be used.

Google isn't the primary source for DNS. It's only there as a fallback.

Okra added a subscriber: Okra.Jul 3 2019, 9:01 PM
JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Mon, Oct 14, 11:13 PM

Okay so, I've tried on multiple occasions to reach out with an application for an NTP vendor pool allocation and haven't ever heard anything back. Marking this as WONTFIX.