[ntp:questions] PPS kit for 2.6 linux kernels?

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Tue Apr 17 03:59:00 UTC 2007

Maarten Wiltink wrote:
> "Danny Mayer" <mayer at ntp.isc.org> wrote in message
> news:4622884C.3000808 at ntp.isc.org...
>> Maarten Wiltink wrote:
>>> I still have a working (when I left it) 386SX-16 with 5 MB RAM. Is
>>> there an NTP port for Windows for Workgroups 3.11?
>> I very much doubt it. Even Windows 95 can't run the later version of
>> NTP because it uses I/O Completion Ports. You might find an old NTP
>> client but noone writes code for something that old these days and
>> it's not clear what kind of IP stack would work with it.
> That question was very much tongue-in-cheek but nevertheless I much
> appreciate the straightfaced reaction.

We get a lot of queries for running ntpd on Windows 9x.

> You might be surprised by WfW311's TCP/IP stack - as far as I'm aware,
> it was more or less lifted in one piece from BSD, to the point that it
> supported IP forwarding. For Windows 95, either a new IP stack was
> implemented or the existing one reworked to make a point of being
> desktop, not server, software, and IP forwarding was dropped.

That's a typical Microsoft strategy.

> Not that this has anything to do with I/O Completion Ports, most likely.
> I assume they're some kind of asynchronous callback mechanism?

Yes, and the completion part has to be implemented in separate threads.

> Groetjes,
> Maarten Wiltink

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