[ntp:questions] Re: Why ntpd is losing out to openntp at OpenBSD

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Sun Oct 17 02:04:18 UTC 2004


Well, if you consider the Netgear incident, yes. The sales department 
tells the engineering department to comply with the rules, because to do 
otherwise gets lots of folks really angry and they go public and that 
hurts sales.


Richard B. Gilbert wrote:

> David L. Mills wrote:
>> Goran,
>> The rfc2030 rules say a host can be a SNTP server only if directly 
>> connected to an external source, such as a GPS radio or NIST modem. To 
>> do that it would have to comply with the NTP protocol as a server, 
>> which means it would have to implement the full suite of server 
>> functions as described in rfc2030. A SNTP client obtaining time from 
>> another server cannot be a server for other clients. To do that, it 
>> would have to comply with the rfc1305 rules and include the NTP 
>> algorithms.
>> Dave
> Does anyone enforce these "rules"?

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