[ntp:questions] Attn Linux distributors - pse include PPS

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Sat Apr 26 04:05:52 UTC 2014


William Unruh writes:
> On 2014-04-25, Paul <tik-tok at bodosom.net> wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 4:36 PM, William Unruh <unruh at invalid.ca> wrote:
> >
> >> Why shoul dit ship with no refclocks? ... DO you have the same opinion for
> >> serial
> >> port or parallel ports, or network drivers?
> >
> >
> >  (Ignoring your mischaracterization of what I said and the strawman
> > arguments) because a negligible number of time consumers have a refclock.
> > Back in the day I recall a distro that had ntp-client and ntp-server
> > packages  -- so I'm sure I'm not the first person to propose it.
> 
> More recent ntpd combine server and client in one program. 
> Not sure when that was. 

It's been the case for at least 20 years' time.

This is something that may be different in the upcoming rewrite.

H


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