[ntp:questions] Re: "Listen on" semantics

David Woolley david at djwhome.demon.co.uk
Thu Sep 21 20:25:02 UTC 2006

In article <45124ad1$0$4516$e4fe514c at news.xs4all.nl>,
Maarten Wiltink <usenet+xs4all at mfw.dds.nl> wrote:

> At this point, people will shriek 'that's an SNTP server! Not NTP!' But
> is it? What's the difference? The current definition seems to be that

The difference is that an NTP server reports more information obtained
by the client part to its clients.  Even an SNTP server is supposed
to report the stratum, even if Microsoft, and the original OpenNTPD
forgot to do this.  NTP has to report root delay and root dispersion,
and leap warnings.

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