IPv6 network time service available now from the Hong Kong Observatory

IPv6 NTP service is available from the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) now at "time.hko.hk", the public announcement is at:


OFTA and CUHK have been helping the tests and configurations in the past 3 months. We are happy to work with HKO colleagues and share experience on technical issues of IPv6. This IPv6 NTP system is highly resilient, running dual-stack with v4 and v6 redundant links from two different ISPs.

[warren@ ~]# ntpdate -q time.hko.hk
server 2403:5000:171:11::2, stratum 1, offset -0.000255, delay 0.03191
server 2407:8000:8001:80::8, stratum 1, offset -0.000517, delay 0.03520
server, stratum 1, offset -0.000185, delay 0.03293
server, stratum 1, offset -0.000069, delay 0.02800
29 Mar 21:57:16 ntpdate[24631]: adjust time server offset -0.000069 sec

It took 27 months from my first proposal to HKO to successful implementation. A great feeling of relaxation, finally.

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