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

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Fri Sep 22 11:36:58 UTC 2006

"David Woolley" <david at djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:T1158870334 at djwhome.demon.co.uk...
> 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 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.

Okay, fair deal.

So given separate NTP client and server modules, some measure of
cooperation between them might make the server part qualify as genuine

Maarten Wiltink

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