the service was very valuable over the last few years - or better: since the beginning of
the swiss internet. like you said: pioneering.
kind of a 'phaseout' of a well known, superbe service :)
but yes, there are other ressources (e.g.
but I would like to thank also ETH for their service over the last years.
Am 11.12.2012 um 11:22 schrieb Serge Droz <serge.droz(a)switch.ch>ch>:
I've just talked to Armin, who is not on the list. swisstime has, in the
last 20 years, become the single most used service at ETH. To keep up
with the current growth ETH would have to invest substantial funds into
the needed infrastructure.
20 years ago swisstime was a pioneering service. Today ntp services are
available from other high quality servers and so it was decided to stop
this ETH service for the public.
On 11.12.12 09:35 , Steven Glogger wrote:
we've received such a message...
Anfang der weitergeleiteten Nachricht:
*Von: *"Wittmann Armin"
*Betreff: **AccessPolicy to swisstime.ethz.ch
<http://swisstime.ethz.ch> changed to ClosedAccess*
*Datum: *11. Dezember 2012 09:01:06 MEZ
*An: *ID.NET.Hostmaster <hostmaster(a)ethz.ch <mailto:email@example.com>>
Dear Hostmaster, dear network responsible
You are receiving this notification because devices in your network
are using the ntp-Service of swisstime.ethz.ch
<http://swisstime.ethz.ch> and you are among the most frequent users
(several 10 MB data per day). The usage of swisstime.ethz.ch
<http://swisstime.ethz.ch> has been increasing constantly over the
years and has reached a state that would require additional
specialized hardware to support the millions of sessions. The board of
ICT-Services of ETH Zürich decided not to spend this money for new
devices but to block the access to the server in the near future.
For this reason the Access Policy of swisstime.ethz.ch
<http://swisstime.ethz.ch> has been changed to "Closed Access"
and you are kindly requested to use other ntp-Services provided by the
internet for free -
we recommend using the public ntp-Pool
We intend to block the access to swisstime.ethz.ch
<http://swisstime.ethz.ch> in June 2013.
Do not hesitate to contact me for further questions.
Dr. Armin Wittmann
ETH Zürich - Informatikdienste - ICT-Networks
Weinbergstrasse 43 - WET B3
CH-8092 Zürich - Switzerland
Tel.: +41 44 632 50 15
Fax: +41 44 632 11 66
E-Mail: awittmann(a)ethz.ch <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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