[ntp:questions] xntpd fails aix 5.3

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Wed Feb 6 03:50:47 UTC 2008


Historically, rfc 1305 is/was an Internet Draft Standard. It was never 
advanced to Internet Standard because it is in PostScript, like the 
previous version, and I refused to rewrite it in Postel ASCII. Thanks to 
the hard working guys in the NTP Working Group, the NTPv4 spec is in XML 
and easily converted to Postel ASCII. But, it sure is ugly.


Harlan Stenn wrote:

>>>>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.

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