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

mills at udel.edu mills at udel.edu
Tue May 8 16:59:39 UTC 2007


As I said in response to your previous message to me directly, the NTPv4 
specification document draft refers to the NTPv3 specification RFC 1305 
of the standard mode-6 control and monitoring protocol. This protocol 
happens to be used by ntpq, but the ntpq application interface is not 
part of the specification. The mode-7 protocol used by ntpdc is 
intentionally implementation depended and not specified. The mode-6 
protocol has not changed since 1992. How the editors will handle this 
situation is unclear, since NTPv3 never made it to full standard.

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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