[ntp:questions] xntpd fails aix 5.3

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Tue Feb 5 22:30:14 UTC 2008

>>> In article <b0f2fe11-5729-46db-aab0-be0c3a8a6cc0 at h11g2000prf.googlegroups.com>, jen <jenmead at comcast.net> writes:

jen> On Feb 5, 11:40 am, jen <jenm... at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Hi, I was asked to look into a problem with our time servers. Both of
>> them p520s, both running AIX 5.3 and the version for xntp is "xntpdc
>> version=3.4y". My ntp.conf file as follows:

3.4y is astonishingly old.  I have been told that IBM has stuck with ntp3
because that is the latest release that is "standard", but RFC1305 (the
NTPv3 spec) is an ELECTIVE DRAFT while the obsolete RFC1119 (NTPv2 spec) was
a RECOMMENDED STANDARD.  There is a slot waiting to be filled by the pending
NTPv4 spec.

I'm sure IBM has been making fixes to their codebase.

There are a number of open bugs in the codebase for AIX platforms.  I would
love to find folks in IBM who are in a position to help us get these bugs
resolved and insure that we are getting the support we need to deliver code
to them that is of the quality and caliber we all expect.
Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
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