More of the same...Yeah, I've taken another mini vacation from posts...it tends to happen in the summer.
What's particularly curious is that nothing changed as far as configurations go during this time -- NTP just decided it was time to work again. Strangely enough, it was similar behavior to this in how it started working when I first set it up...so who knows. Matt's rule of thumb when it comes to NTP server setup: Don't make major configuration file changes and it will continue to work fine.
Named/BIND is still a bit flaky, although it seems to be getting more stable (although slowly). Lately (the last few days) it seems to be working better...so I restarted Nagios (network monitor)...and we'll see what happens. If it stays stable (namely related to BIND) for a week or two, I might try again to migrate to using all internal resources for client machines.
It's been a welcome change, and I was recently able to actually see firsthand how the whole thing mechanically works. It's very neat how a series of gears and a little water turbine sets off various valves (all with just water pressure) which makes it do what it does without electricity.
Everything through the softener has been changed to much larger pipe (3/4"), and that's made a major difference in flow. So sometime now this fall I'll finish the job of re-plumbing as we do the bathroom project.
Anyway, I think I'll leave it at that for now. Until next time...