[ntp:questions] ntpdate.c unsafe buffer write

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Fri Feb 8 11:16:37 UTC 2008

Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> writes:

>>>> In article <lVOqj.18537$C61.769 at edtnps89>, Unruh <unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca> writes:

>Unruh> Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> writes:
>>> Bill,

>>> ntpdate is being deprecated.

>Unruh> Maybe, but it should still not have bugs if it is actually still part
>Unruh> of the distro.

>I mostly agree with you.  And one reason there are a bunch of outstanding
>bugs in ntpdate is that nobody has stepped forward to maintain it,
>especially after the last round of bugs where we decided that the best thing
>to do for ntpdate was kill it off and replace it with sntp.

>Speaking of which, I need to ping the folks who volunteered to work on the
>SNTP code and see what the status is.

>>> And it is *much* better to file reports like this using bugs.ntp.org as
>>> otherwise they tend to get lost in the wind.

>Unruh> OK. Will do.

>I saw that bug get filed - thanks a bunch!

Where it met with the same reaction-- ntpdate is deprecated so why fix the
bug. Do you want to bet that ntpdate will still be there in 2010?

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