[ntp:questions] Max number of lines that ntpdc -c monlist could display

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Sat May 5 04:07:24 UTC 2007


It is very clear in the documentation and protocol specification that 
NTP mode 6 is the standard protocoland NTP mode 7 is a proprietaty 
protocol. The ntpq program supports mode 6; the evil old ntpdc program 
supports mode 7. Both programs were implemented by Dennis Fergusson in 
1988. The rimary purpose of ntpdc was and is for debugging. The ntpq 
program was and is intended for monitoring and, with the latest 
configuration rewrite, for control as well.


Harlan Stenn wrote:
> Dave,
> When you say 'ntpdc' and 'ntpq' do you mean 'via mode 7' and 'via mode 6'?
> If the latter, do you intend a *standard* interface that will go thru the
> IETF process?
> H

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