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jslade


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Posted: 2022-05-19 16:27
There's an obvious way to know what time it is on your distributed systems; festoon it with stratum-1 NTP servers. This works pretty well and doesn't actually cost all that much assuming you rent a colo with antenna hook ups, but if you're chasing some service on amazon around along with physical exchanges, not so much.

I can think of a half dozen approaches to this using raft or whatever, but I figure someone on here must feel clever and think it would be a laff to take pity on me and tell me about it. Some weird erlang thing? I looked at the docs and was not happy with what they do, but it seems like the type of developer community that would have a good solution.

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Maggette


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Joined: Jun 2007
 
Posted: 2022-05-19 21:56
Me stupid. Why is Elexir and snpt not an option?

Ich kam hierher und sah dich und deine Leute lächeln, und sagte mir: Maggette, scheiss auf den small talk, lass lieber deine Fäuste sprechen...

jslade


Total Posts: 1250
Joined: Feb 2007
 
Posted: 2022-05-20 00:08
I don't really care about options (why elixir why snmp, besides I know the guy who wrote it); I just want people to tell me how they know what time it is across a world-wide cluster with geographically distributed nodes.

Don't tell me you don't; I know you people and your filthy trading tricks. I could tell you how I intend to do it (for now it's just done with hardware), but I'd assume it's a common enough requirement someone must have done it before.

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