[ntp:questions] What to do for clients less than 4.2.8?

Rob nomail at example.com
Tue Dec 23 08:46:25 UTC 2014

Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
> Martin Burnicki writes:
>> Rob wrote:
>> > Martin Burnicki <martin.burnicki at meinberg.de> wrote:
>> >> And of course, the information flow was really bad here, so that it is
>> >> very hard to figure out which systems are affected.
>> >
>> > Indeed.  Only after 3 days there was a statement on the pool mailing list
>> > that the problem only affected servers that can be queried.  Well, that
>> > had better be stated in the original release, so that 99.9% of the users
>> > of ntpd could immediately move it to "not for me" and not be worried.
>> Yes. I agree that this information should have been available 
>> immediately with the first alert. This would have avoided much trouble.
> And if we had realized all of this at first alert we would have.
> The announcement came out 3 days' later than I wanted.  I'd been working
> on this for 2 solid weeks by then.

Yes, I agree it would be very convenient when you had insight in programming
so you could work out things like that more efficiently.

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