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Use vendor specific NTP Pool hostname
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Description

The current default VyOS configuration uses an NTP configuration of something like this:

system {
    host-name vyos
    ntp {
        server "0.pool.ntp.org"
        server "1.pool.ntp.org"
        server "2.pool.ntp.org"
    }
}

The NTP Pool encourages vendors to use their own vendor hostnames:

https://www.ntppool.org/en/vendors.html#vendor-zone

You must absolutely not use the default pool.ntp.org zone names as the default configuration in your application or appliance.

I propose that the default configuration is changed to:

system {
    host-name vyos
    ntp {
        server "0.vyos.pool.ntp.org"
        server "1.vyos.pool.ntp.org"
        server "2.vyos.pool.ntp.org"
    }
}

I am happy to work on this and contribute a PR.

Details

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Unknown (require assessment)
Version
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Why the issue appeared?
Will be filled on close
Is it a breaking change?
Unspecified (possibly destroys the router)

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njh created this task.Feb 3 2020, 9:06 PM
njh created this object in space S1 VyOS Public.
njh renamed this task from Use vens to Use vendor specific NTP Pool hostname.Feb 3 2020, 9:14 PM
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thomas-mangin added a subscriber: thomas-mangin.EditedMon, Mar 23, 7:47 PM

I believe your default settings are not bad as, in our case, we are part of the ntp pool and our kit will use our own NTP servers :-)

Let us know how it goes once you got your vendor zone. happy to get our NTP servers backing it up if required.